A simple device to aid impalement of cells using conventional microelectrode drives

@article{Gutirrez1984ASD,
  title={A simple device to aid impalement of cells using conventional microelectrode drives},
  author={Orlando Guti{\'e}rrez and Rodolfo Reyna Salinas},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={1984},
  volume={32},
  pages={1033-1035}
}
Consistent penetration of cell membranes by micropipettes is facilitated by using electrode accelerators or high velocity step drives. Notwithstanding, much intracellular work is still done with conventional mechanical or hydraulic drives; cell membrane penetration is achieved by means of gentle taps on any convenient part of the set up. A remote control device is described which performs this function and is compact enough to be fixed on either the microelectrode holder or the preparation… CONTINUE READING

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