Magnetically responsive microflaps reveal cell membrane boundaries from multiple angles

Tetsuhiko Teshima, Hiroaki Onoe, Hiroka Aonuma, Kaori Kuribayashi-Shigetomi, Koki Kamiya, Taishi Tonooka, Hirotaka Kanuka, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

A microflap system to incline adherent cells in the desired orientation is described. Inclination angles of cell-laden microflaps are precisely controlled by the applied magnetic field, enabling us to observe cell-membrane boundaries from multiple angles. This system is equipped with conventional microscopes, allowing clear focused images of cell-membrane boundaries to be obtained with high magnification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2850-2856
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May 14
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • magnetic actuation
  • multi-angle observation
  • parasite infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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Teshima, T., Onoe, H., Aonuma, H., Kuribayashi-Shigetomi, K., Kamiya, K., Tonooka, T., Kanuka, H., & Takeuchi, S. (2014). Magnetically responsive microflaps reveal cell membrane boundaries from multiple angles. Advanced Materials, 26(18), 2850-2856. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201305494