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Cytotechnology

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 71–76 | Cite as

Electroporation: an arsenal of application

  • Ti-Fei YuanEmail author
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Abstract

Electroporation is a way to induce nanometersized membrane pore for exogenous substances delivery into cytoplasm using an artificial electric field. Now it was widely used for molecules transfer especially in molecular experiments and genetic aspects. In recent years, modern electroporation on the embryo was developed, whose most important point is that it adopts low energy and rectangular pulse that could obtain high transfection efficiency and low damage to the embryo. This paper reviewed on the pool of application: from lab works to human clinical treatments.

Keywords

Electroporation Gene transfer Electrotransfection Electrochemotherapy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I am grateful to Dr. Ding, Y.Q. and Dr. Nakamura, H. for helpful comments on this manuscript and instructive discussions to my experiment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology, Life Science SchoolSun Yat-Sen (ZhongShan) UniversityGuangzhouChina

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