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Axon Stretch Growth: The Mechanotransduction of Neuronal Growth

DOI :

10.3791/2753-v

11:46 min

August 10th, 2011

August 10th, 2011

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1Departments of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

A unique tissue engineering method was developed to elongate numerous nerve fibers in culture by recapitulating axon stretch growth; a form of nervous system growth whereby nerves elongate in conjunction with growth of the enlarging body.

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