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Utilization of Microscale Silicon Cantilevers to Assess Cellular Contractile Function In Vitro

DOI :

10.3791/51866-v

October 3rd, 2014

October 3rd, 2014

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1NanoScience Technology Center, University of Central Florida

This protocol describes the use of microscale silicon cantilevers as pliable culture surfaces for measuring the contractility of muscle cells in vitro. Cellular contraction causes cantilever bending, which can be measured, recorded, and converted into readouts of force, providing a non-invasive and scalable system for measuring contractile function in vitro.

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