Author(s): McCaig CD, Zhao M, McCaig CD, Zhao M
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Abstract Steady direct current (dc) electric fields exist in many biological systems over many hours. At these times cells are dividing, differentiating, moving to final locations and extending motile processes. Each of these events may be influenced by physiological electric fields in tissue culture and when electric fields are disrupted in vivo, major developmental abnormalities arise. The likelihood of physiological electric fields playing a role in cell behaviours and some potential mechanisms are outlined.
This article was published in Bioessays
and referenced in Biological Systems: Open Access