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Neural stem cells differentiation by electrical stimulation using a cross-linked PEDOT substrate: expanding the use of biocompatible conjugated conductive polymers for neural tissue engineering

Pires, F. ; Ferreira, Q. ; Rodrigues, C. ; Morgado, J. ; Ferreira, F.C.F.

Biochimica and Biophysica Acta Vol. 1850, Nº 6, pp. 1158 - 1168, June, 2015.

ISSN (print): 0006-3002
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Journal Impact Factor: 7,845 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2015.01.020

Abstract
The use of conjugated polymers allows versatile interactions between cells and flexible processable materials, while providing a platform for electrical stimulation, which is particularly relevant when targeting differentiation of neural stem cells and further application for therapy or drug screening.