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Anita F. Quigley, Joselito M. Razal, Magdalena Kita, Rohoullah Jalili, Amy Gelmi, Anthony Penington, Raquel Ovalle-Robles, Ray H. Baughman, Graeme M. Clark, Gordon G. Wallace and Robert M. I. Kapsa Electrical Stimulation of Myoblast Proliferation and Differentiation on Aligned Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Platforms Advanced Healthcare Materials 1

Version of Record online: 14 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201200102

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In this study, nanostructured conductive platforms synthesized from aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes and polypyrrole are investigated as myo-regenerative scaffolds. Myotube formation follows a linear path on the platforms coinciding with extent of nanotopography. In addition, electrical stimulation enhances myo-nuclear number and differentiation. These studies demonstrate that conductive polymer platforms can be used to influence muscle cell behaviour through nanostructure and electrical stimulation.

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