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The Biotic/Abiotic Interface 231 nonspecific cell attachment or repulsion group cell adhesion molecule (CAM) R artificial surface anchoring group cell R nonspecific R R R R R cell binding R R R R R R R R cell artificial surface artificial surface cell R R R R R repulsion neural cell integration selective cell attachment artificial surface artificial surface Figure 11 buy mycelex-g 100 mg cheap. Sur- face chemistries can be designed to promote selective cell attachment discount 100mg mycelex-g with mastercard, prohibit nonspecific cell binding, and prevent inflammation through cell repulsion chemistry to thwart activation of the inflammatory response in glial cells. Integration of the neural component with the artificial surface of the neuroprosthesis could be achieved by specific recognition between either an nCAM sequence or receptors selectively expressed on specific neuron populations (shown as bars). Although much of the electrophysiological testing of interfaces to date has been completed using hippocampal slices (which remain physiologically viable for 12–18 hr), we also have begun using hippocampal slice cultures to test the long-term viabil- ity of the neuron/silicon interface. The latter preparations involve placing slices of hippocampus on a semipermeable membrane in contact with tissue culture media and maintaining them long term in a culture incubator (Gholmieh et al. Slice cultures can be prepared directly on multisite electrode arrays, which then can be tested periodically to examine the robustness of the electrophysiological interaction with the hippocampal tissue. Preliminary findings have revealed that bidirectional communication remains viable for at least several weeks, although we have yet to systematically test long-term functionality. For e¤ective signal detection and transmission, intimate contact between neurons and electrode components of a neural prosthesis is necessary. A neural prosthesis will inevitably be sandwiched between two surfaces so that it will 232 Roberta Diaz Brinton and colleagues A B HN HN OC OC PO3 PO3 PO3 PO3 Optical microscopy image Optical microscopy image Correct orientation of Incorrect orientation of CAM (presents–DGR) CAM (presents –RGD) Good Adhesion Poor Adhesion SEM image SEM image Figure 11. TiN substrates (shown as black bars) were coated with (A) aminoalkyl-phosphonic and (B) carboxyl- phosphonic acids. The RGDS peptide (arginine-glycine-aspartate-serine) was then coupled to each surface as shown. Both optical (top) and scanning elec- trical micrographs (bottom) show string cell adhesion and growth on the amino-treated surface and no ad- hesion on the carboxyl surface. Implanted in the brain, a neural prosthesis would reconnect two disconnected regions of the brain and would have to interface between four surfaces in three-dimensions. Axons from the surviv- ing neural tissue will have to provide input to the device, with the device functioning as the postsynaptic element, whereas dendrites will have to be functionally connected to its output, with the device functioning as the presynaptic element and the dendrite as the postsynaptic element.

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