Conducting polymers, dual neurotrophins and pulsed electrical stimulation--dramatic effects on neurite outgrowth.

@article{Thompson2010ConductingPD,
  title={Conducting polymers, dual neurotrophins and pulsed electrical stimulation--dramatic effects on neurite outgrowth.},
  author={Brianna C Thompson and Rachael T. Richardson and Simon E Moulton and Alison J Evans and Stephen J. O'Leary and Graeme M. Clark and Gordon G. Wallace},
  journal={Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={141 2},
  pages={161-7}
}
In this study the synergistic effect of delivering two neurotrophins simultaneously to encourage neuron survival and neurite elongation was explored. Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) were incorporated into polypyrrole (PPy) during electrosynthesis and the amounts incorporated and released were determined using iodine-125… CONTINUE READING