• Nano- and micro-scale studies of exocytosis 

    Shin, Won-Chul, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Neurons and neuroendocrine cells contain vesicles packed with hormones or neurotransmitters. Upon appropriate stimulation, a rise in intracellular Ca2+ concentration triggers the fusion of vesicles with the outer membrane ...
  • Optical glucose nanobiosensor encapsulated in erythrocytes 

    El-Dweik, Majed, 1966- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    An implantable glucose biosensor encapsulated in erythrocytes, Red Blood Cells (RBC), will become a method for continuously measuring blood glucose concentration in diabetics. In 2005, the American Diabetes Association ...
  • Optical stimulation of quantal exocytosis on transparent microchips 

    Chen, Xiaohui, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Photorelease of caged Ca²⁺ is a uniquely powerful tool to study the dynamics of Ca²⁺-triggered exocytosis from individual cells. Using photolithography and other microfabrication techniques, we have developed transparent ...