Conductive single-walled carbon nanotube substrates modulate neuronal growth

Academic Article


  • We used conductive nanotube films as substrates with which we could systematically vary the conductance to see how this property affects neuronal growth. Here we show that nanotube substrates in a narrow range of conductivity promote the outgrowth of neurites with a decrease in the number of growth cones as well as an increase in cell body area, while at higher conductance these effects disappear. © 2009 American Chemical Society.
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    Author List

  • Malarkey EB; Fisher KA; Bekyarova E; Liu W; Haddon RC; Parpura V
  • Start Page

  • 264
  • End Page

  • 268
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 1