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Optimization of electrical stimulation parameters for cardiac tissue engineering.
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PMID:  21218514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In vitro application of pulsatile electrical stimulation to neonatal rat cardiomyocytes cultured on polymer scaffolds has been shown to improve the functional assembly of cells into contractile engineered cardiac tissues. However, to date, the conditions of electrical stimulation have not been optimized. We have systematically varied the electrode material, amplitude and frequency of stimulation to determine the conditions that are optimal for cardiac tissue engineering. Carbon electrodes, exhibiting the highest charge-injection capacity and producing cardiac tissues with the best structural and contractile properties, were thus used in tissue engineering studies. Engineered cardiac tissues stimulated at 3 V/cm amplitude and 3 Hz frequency had the highest tissue density, the highest concentrations of cardiac troponin-I and connexin-43 and the best-developed contractile behaviour. These findings contribute to defining bioreactor design specifications and electrical stimulation regime for cardiac tissue engineering. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Nina Tandon; Anna Marsano; Robert Maidhof; Leo Wan; Hyoungshin Park; Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1932-7005     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308490     Medline TA:  J Tissue Eng Regen Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA.
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