Dielectric characterization of costal cartilage chondrocytes

Stacey M. W., Sabuncu A. C., Beskok A.

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS, vol.1840, no.1, pp.146-152, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Chondrocytes respond to biomechanical and bioelectrochemical stimuli by secreting appropriate extracellular matrix proteins that enable the tissue to withstand the large forces it experiences. Although biomechanical aspects of cartilage are well described, little is known of the bioelectrochemical responses. The focus of this study is to identify bioelectrical characteristics of human costal cartilage cells using dielectric spectroscopy.