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Today, the key methodology to study in vitro or in vivo electrical activity in a population of electrogenic cells, under physiological or pathological conditions, is by using microelectrode array (MEA). While significant efforts have been devoted to develop nanostructured MEAs for improving the electrophysiological investigation in neurons and cardiomyocytes, data on the recording of the electrical activity from neuroendocrine cells with MEA technology are scarce owing to their weaker electrical signals. Disordered silicon nanowires (SiNWs) for developing a MEA that, combined with a customized acquisition board, successfully capture the electrical signals generated by the corticotrope AtT‐20 cells as a function of the extracellular calcium (Ca2+) concentration are reported. The recorded signals show a shape that clearly resembles the action potential waveform by suggesting a natural membrane penetration of the …
Publication date: 
25 Jun 2023

Francesco Maita, Luca Maiolo, Ivano Lucarini, Josè Ignacio Del Rio De Vicente, Antonio Sciortino, Mario Ledda, Valentina Mussi, Antonella Lisi, Annalisa Convertino

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Pages: 2301925
Advanced Science