Meng-Tse Chen

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Electrically excitable bovine adrenal chromaffin cells were exposed to nanosecond duration electric pulses at field intensities ranging from 2 MV/m to 8 MV/m and intracellular calcium levels ([Ca(2+)](i)) monitored in real time by fluorescence imaging of cells loaded with Calcium Green. A single 4 ns, 8 MV/m pulse produced a rapid, short-lived increase in(More)
In unexcitable, noncardiac cells, ultrashort (nanosecond) high-voltage (megavolt-per-meter) pulsed electrical fields (nsPEF) can mobilize intracellular Ca2+ and create transient nanopores in the plasmalemma. We studied Ca2+ responses to nsPEF in cardiac cells. Fluorescent Ca2+ or voltage signals were recorded from isolated adult rat ventricular myocytes(More)
Nanosecond, megavolt-per-meter electric pulses cause permeabilization of cells to small molecules, programmed cell death (apoptosis) in tumor cells, and are under evaluation as a treatment for skin cancer. We use nanoelectroporation and fluorescence imaging to construct two-dimensional maps of the electric field associated with delivery of 15 ns, 10 kV(More)
The objective was to use carbon nanotubes (CNT) coupled with near-infrared radiation (NIR) to induce hyperthermia as a novel non-ionizing radiation treatment for primary brain tumors, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In this study, we report the therapeutic potential of hyperthermia-induced thermal ablation using the sequential administration of carbon(More)
To add to the understanding of the properties of functionalized carbon nanotubes in biological applications, we report a monotonic pH sensitivity of the intracellular fluorescence emission of single-walled carbon nanotube-fluorescein carbazide (SWCNT-FC) conjugates in human ovarian cancer cells. Light-stimulated intracellular hydrolysis of the amide linkage(More)
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