A microfluidic-based platform for in vitro studies of cell signaling in blood vessels

R. Riahi, Y. Yang, H. Kim, L. Jiang, P. K. Wong, Y. Zohar

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Abstract

A microfluidic-based platform is developed for in vitro investigation of signaling within the blood-stream leading to preferential homing of specific cells such as white blood cells (WBCs) selectively to injured host organs. A microchannel has been coated with a monolayer of endothelial cells to mimic the microenvironment in blood vessels, while stable chemokine gradients have been generated locally at selected locations along the microchannel sidewalls. We demonstrate that both the chemokine gradients and the endothelial cells are simultaneously maintained during steady flow of cells as in the blood stream.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationThe 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
Pages293-296
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 20 2013

Publication series

Name2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013

Other

Other2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period6/16/136/20/13

Keywords

  • Microfluidic system
  • cell signaling
  • chemokine gradients
  • endothelial cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Riahi, R., Yang, Y., Kim, H., Jiang, L., Wong, P. K., & Zohar, Y. (2013). A microfluidic-based platform for in vitro studies of cell signaling in blood vessels. In 2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 (pp. 293-296). [6626760] (2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/Transducers.2013.6626760