Electrical stimulation as a biomimicry tool for regulating muscle cell behavior.

@article{Ahadian2013ElectricalSA,
  title={Electrical stimulation as a biomimicry tool for regulating muscle cell behavior.},
  author={Samad Ahadian and Serge Ostrovidov and Vahid Hosseini and Hirokazu Kaji and Murugan Ramalingam and Hojae Bae and Ali Khademhosseini},
  journal={Organogenesis},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={87-92}
}
There is a growing need to understand muscle cell behaviors and to engineer muscle tissues to replace defective tissues in the body. Despite a long history of the clinical use of electric fields for muscle tissues in vivo, electrical stimulation (ES) has recently gained significant attention as a powerful tool for regulating muscle cell behaviors in vitro. ES aims to mimic the electrical environment of electroactive muscle cells (e.g., cardiac or skeletal muscle cells) by helping to regulate… CONTINUE READING