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Microwave Monitoring of Single Cell Monocytes Subjected to Electroporation

Abstract : This paper presents the monitoring of single cells subjected to electroporation using microwave dielectric spectroscopy. The experimental results showed first a clear distinction between two cell states: viable cells and affected ones by a chemical treatment (Saponin). It also pointed out a high correlation (R 2 > 0.94) with biological standard techniques in detecting the two types of electroporation: the reversible and irreversible ones. The developed microfluidic and microwave-based sensor exposes a decrease in the capacitive and conductive contrasts of the investigated single cells treated by irreversible electroporation indicating damages at the cellular level, while cells under reversible electroporation present a similar dielectric response to that of the nontreated cells. This result corresponds to results frequently employed in biological studies. More interestingly , a study of the kinetics of the cell's damage induction over time, by electroporation, has been experimentally done, which makes microwave dielectric spectroscopy an attractive technique for cell's electroporation researches.
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Amar Tamra, David Dubuc, Marie-Pierre Rols, Katia Grenier. Microwave Monitoring of Single Cell Monocytes Subjected to Electroporation. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017, pp.1 - 7. ⟨10.1109/TMTT.2017.2653776⟩. ⟨hal-01463946⟩



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