Reconstruction of neural network by self-organized polymer substrates

A. Tsuruma, M. Tanaka, N. Fukushima, M. Shimomura

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Reconstruction of neural network using self-organized polymer substrates was analyzed. Poly( ε -caprolactone)(PCL) and amphipathic polymer were mixed together and dissolved in chloroform at weight ratio of 10 vs 1. Tissues were transferred to culture medium containing 55μM 2-mercaptoethanol and gently triturated with a fire polished pasteur pipette until tissues were mostly dissociated into sigle cells. The results show that self-organized patterned films could provide guidance of neurite extension and scaffold of neural tissue engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2004 May 172004 May 21

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tsuruma, A., Tanaka, M., Fukushima, N., & Shimomura, M. (2004). Reconstruction of neural network by self-organized polymer substrates. In Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress (Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress).