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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2174–2176

Neuronal beacon

B. Black, A. Mondal, Y. Kim, and S. K. Mohanty  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2174-2176 (2013)

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The controlled navigation of the axonal growth cone of a neuron toward the dendrite of its synaptic partner neuron is the fundamental process in forming neuronal circuitry. While a number of technologies have been pursued for axonal guidance over the past decades, they are either invasive or not controllable with high spatial and temporal resolution and are often limited by low guidance efficacy. Here, we report a neuronal beacon based on light for highly efficient and controlled guidance of cortical primary neurons.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.0180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Microscopy

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2013
Published: June 18, 2013

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B. Black, A. Mondal, Y. Kim, and S. K. Mohanty, "Neuronal beacon," Opt. Lett. 38, 2174-2176 (2013)

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