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Biomedical Topical Meeting
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
March 19, 2006
Neuroscience (MD)

Optically Teasing Apart Neural Swelling and Depolarization

Amanda J. Foust and David M. Rector

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BIO.2006.MD7


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Abstract

We measured voltage sensitive dye, scattered light and birefringence from nerves during potassium channel blockade. Birefringence followed membrane voltage while scattering was slower and long lasting, dissociating cellular swelling processes from membrane potential.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues

Citation
A. J. Foust and D. M. Rector, "Optically Teasing Apart Neural Swelling and Depolarization," in Biomedical Optics, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MD7.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=BIO-2006-MD7


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