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2006-10-23: Human SCINT Session in CODATA06 - 6
Poster Mihoko Otake  Registed 2006-11-04 22:18 (2306 hits)

Date: 2006.10.23 (Mon) 15:40-15:55
Place: The China Resources Hotel Beijing
Session: Human Science Integration and its Synthetic Research Methodology (2)
Speaker: Tomohiko Ozaki
Title: Cardiac cells in vitro -contruction and intracellular Ca dynamics
Keywords: Microelectrode arrays, intracellular calcium, cultured cardiomyocyte, Japan

Authors: Tomohiko Ozaki
Affiliation: The University of Tokyo

Bibliography: Ozaki T., Morimoto K., Kurashima T., Takayama Y., Jimbo Y., Cardiac cells in vitro -contraction and intracellular Ca dynamics-. In Proceedings of the 20th CODATA International Conference, pp. 57, 2006.(pdf)

To investigate the relationship between contraction and intracellular Ca dynamics of cadiac cells, we tried simultaneous recording of intracellular Ca transients and spontaneous electrical activity in rat cardiomyocytes cultured on microelectrode arrays (MEAs) with 64 embedded electrodes. The MEA method is one of the promising tools to visualize network activity-patterns. We used the 2 or 3 days old Wistar rat cardiomyocytes and incubeted them in a CO2 incubator at 37℃.To record intracellular Ca dynamics, we used fluo-4 as the indicator. The wavelength of excitation light source was 490nm. We recorded the serial image of the fluorescence of cardiomyocytes at 250 x 250 pixels resolution, 10frame/s, by charge-coupled device camera. Action potentials were measured by 64 microelectrodes. Electrical signals were recorded by 25kHz. In cardiomyocytes at 3DIV or later, synchronized electrical activity and Ca transients were observed, which suggested strong relationship between electrical activity and intracellular Ca dynamics.

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