Learn More
During growth or degeneration neuronal surface area can change dramatically. Measurements of membrane protein concentration, as in ion channel or ionic conductance density, are often normalized by membrane capacitance, which is proportional to the surface area, to express changes independently from cell surface variations. Several electrophysiological(More)
Phosphate-based glasses have previously been examined for tissue engineering applications, however they degrade rapidly in solution reducing its pH to below 5. This study presents a series of phosphate-based glass compositions that degrade at a lower rate, allowing the pH to remain close to neutral in cell culture medium. The compositions investigated were(More)
It has been shown that the addition of zinc to hydroxyapatite promotes osteoblast cell adhesion (Ishaug et al 1994 J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A 28 1445-53). Therefore, this study presents a series of phosphate-based glass compositions that contain varying amounts of zinc in order to promote osteoblast cell adhesion. The compositions investigated were(More)
  • 1