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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Optically micropatterned culture of adherent cells
Author(s): Jian-Long Xiao; Chau-Hwang Lee; Huei-Jyuan Pan

Paper Abstract

We used a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator to project 473 nm light patterns surrounding a region of adherent cells and achieved an arbitrarily micropatterned cell culture. For a group of ~ 60 cells, the cell boundaries fit the pattern of light within 15% deviation of the side length. We also demonstrated a wound-healing experiment with a definite starting temporal point by using this technique. While observing mitochondrial structures in the illuminated cells, we found that the 473 nm light damaged the integrity of mitochondria and thus prohibited cell proliferation in the illuminated region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2012
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 17(7) 075004 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.7.075004
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 17, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Jian-Long Xiao, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Chau-Hwang Lee, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Huei-Jyuan Pan, Research Ctr. for Applied Sciences (Taiwan)


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