Use of a fiber glass optical system to measure the contractile characteristics of a single isolated muscle cell

Chulung Chen, Shizhuo Yin, Jiang Li, Francis Yu, Joseph Cheung, Xueqian Zhang, Xiaoxiao Lei, Zhongkong Wu

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    We presents a novel optical strategy to measure twitch characteristics of a single cell when the live cell is embedded in a viscous nourish solution. The key point of the new system is to detect the micro fluid velocity induced by single cell's contraction. It is a small step toward understanding a broken heart by building a model to try out a fast test for heart disease.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)287-289
    Number of pages3
    JournalGuangdianzi Jiguang/Journal of Optoelectronics Laser
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
    EventProceedings of the 1998 Topical Meeting of the International Commission for Optics, OII'98 - Nankai, China
    Duration: Aug 3 1998Aug 6 1998


    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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