Advisory Committee Chair
Advisory Committee Members
Alan W Eberhardt
Date of Award
Degree Name by School
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MSBME) School of Engineering
In this thesis, I report the use of chemically functionalized water-soluble single-walled carbon nanotubes (ws-SWCNTs) for the modulation of morpho-functional characteristics of astrocytes. When added to the culturing medium, ws-SWCNTs were able to make astrocytes larger and stellate/mature, changes associated with the increase in glial fibrillary acidic protein immunoreactivity. Thus, ws-SWCNTs could have more beneficial effects at the injury site than previously thought; by affecting astrocytes, they could provide for a more comprehensive re-establishment of the brain computational power.
Gottipati, Manoj K., "Modulation of Morpho-Functional Characteristics of Astrocytes Using Chemically-Functionalized Water-Soluble Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" (2012). All ETDs from UAB. 1770.