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A fast stimulability screening protocol for neuronal cultures on microelectrode arrays

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AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Otsikko2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
Sivut3440-3443
Sivumäärä4
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TilaJulkaistu - 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY -
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 1900 → …

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ConferenceANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY
Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …

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Microelectrode arrays (MEAs) are used to study the electrical activity in brain slices and neuronal cultures. MEA experiments for the analysis of electrical stimulation responses require the tissue or culture to be prone to stimulation. For brain slices, potential stimulation sites may be directly visible in microscope, in which case the determination of stimulability at those locations is sufficient. In unstructured neuronal cultures, potential stimulation sites may not be known a priori, and spatial stimulability screening should be performed. Considering, e.g., 59 microelectrode sites, each to be stimulated several times, may result in long screening times, unacceptable with a MEA system without an integrated CO2 incubator, or in high stimulation effects on the networks. Here, we describe an implementation of a fast stimulation protocol employing pseudorandom stimulation site switching aiming at alleviating the network effects of the stimulability screening. In this paper, we show the usability of the proposed protocol by first detecting stimulable locations and subsequently apply repeated stimulation on the identified potentially stimulable locations to observe an exemplary neuronal pathway.

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