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Secretory function of adrenal chromaffin cells cultured on polypyrrole films

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Secretory function of adrenal chromaffin cells cultured on polypyrrole films
Abstract

Polypyrrole (PPy) is a conducting polymer and is obtained electrochemically on an electrode such as indium-tin oxide (ITO). In this study, in order to develop a novel cell-culture system which makes it possible to communicate with cultured mammalian cells, bovine adrenal chromaffin cells were cultured on PPy-coated ITO plates for 7 days and the influence of PPy-coating on the cell functions was investigated. Since the chromaffin cells synthesize and secrete catecholamines such as adrenaline and noradrenaline, the amount of synthesized and released catecholamines from the chromaffin cells cultured on PPy-coating and ITO itself were measured. The cells on the PPy-coated ITO plate could be kept in culture, without any significant changes in morphology and in the secretory responsiveness to acetylcholine as compared with those of the cells cultured on collagen. On the contrary, the cells on the ITO plate lost the responsiveness, while the amount of catecholamines synthesized was affected little by both PPy and ITO surfaces. It is suggested that PPy supports the secretory function of the chromaffin cells when they are cultured on it. This paper describes that PPy films are applicable as a polymer-modified electrode which support the cell function without collagen.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 17, Issue 20, October 1996, Pages 1971-1974
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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