Triggering of high-speed neurite outgrowth using an optical microheater

@inproceedings{Oyama2015TriggeringOH,
  title={Triggering of high-speed neurite outgrowth using an optical microheater},
  author={Kotaro Oyama and Vadim Zeeb and Yuki Kawamura and Tomomi Arai and Mizuho Gotoh and Hideki Itoh and Takeshi Itabashi and Madoka Suzuki and Shin’ichi Ishiwata},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Optical microheating is a powerful non-invasive method for manipulating biological functions such as gene expression, muscle contraction, and cell excitation. Here, we demonstrate its potential usage for regulating neurite outgrowth. We found that optical microheating with a water-absorbable 1,455-nm laser beam triggers directional and explosive neurite outgrowth and branching in rat hippocampal neurons. The focused laser beam under a microscope rapidly increases the local temperature from 36… CONTINUE READING

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