An electrical impedance-based assay to examine functions of various placental cell types in vitro

Tejasvy Chollangi, Hélène Clabault, Andrée Anne Hudon Thibeault, Hannah E.J. Yong, Shagun Narula, Ellen Menkhorst, J. Thomas Sanderson, Cathy Vaillancourt, Padma Murthi

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In vitro functional analyses of cells are widely used to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in preeclampsia. Common cellular functions studied include adhesion, apoptosis, proliferation, migration, and invasion. At present, most researchers will use endpoint experimental assays that only allow the determination of cell function at a single time point, with the need to repeat the experiment for an alternate time point. Here, we describe an electrical impedance-based tool that allows real-time monitoring of cells, which enables the efficient assessment of multiple time points over the duration of a single experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreeclampsia
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsPadma Murthi, Cathy Vaillancourt
Place of PublicationNY USA
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-4939-7498-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4939-7497-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Adhesion
  • Apoptosis
  • Functional assays
  • Invasion
  • Migration
  • Proliferation
  • xCELLigence® RTCA systems

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