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Optical mapping of spontaneous electrical activity and functional organization of pacemaking area in the early embryonic chick heart
Author(s): Kohtaro Kamino; Tetsuro Sakai; Akihiko Hirota
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Paper Abstract

Using a multiple-site optical recording system and a voltage-sensitive merocyanine-rhodanine dye, we have been able to monitor, for the first time, spontaneous electrical activity in pre- fused cardiac primordia in 6- and early 7-somite chick embryos.

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Date Published: 26 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2132, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II, (26 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176579
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Kohtaro Kamino, Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ. (Japan)
Tetsuro Sakai, Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ. (Japan)
Akihiko Hirota, Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2132:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II
Leonard J. Cerullo M.D.; Kenneth S. Heiferman M.D.; Hong Liu; Halina Podbielska M.D.; Abund Ottokar Wist; Lucia J. Zamorano, Editor(s)

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