Neuron alignment on self-organized pattern by optical tweezers

Futoshi Monma, Akinori Tsuruma, Yasutaka Matsuo, Jun Ichi Hotta, Masaru Tanaka, Sadaaki Yamamoto, Keiji Sasaki, Kuniharu Ijiro, Hiroshi Nakamura, Masatsugu Shimomura

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    We have reported that self-organized porous films can be used for neural tissue engineering scaffolds. However, poorly understood area is the effect of initial alignment of neurons on neurite growth and function. In this study, we report the control of neuron alignment and the construction of a neural network by using the optical tweezers on a self-organized pattern.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
    Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
    Duration: 2005 May 252005 May 27


    Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005


    • Alignment
    • Biocompatible polymer
    • Neuron
    • Optical tweezers
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Self-organization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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