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December 2013

Rao C, Prodromakis T, Kolker L, Chaudhry UA, Trantidou T, Sridhar A, Weekes C, Camelliti P, Harding SE, Darzi A, Yacoub MH, Athanasiou T, and Terracciano CM

The Effect of Microgrooved Culture Substrates on Calcium Cycling of Cardiac Myocytes Derived from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Biomaterials 34(10):2399-411

Publication Date: December 20, 2013

Product Type: iCell Cardiomyocytes


Cellular alignment, sarcomeric organization, and Ca2+ cycling properties were altered when iCell Cardiomyocytes were cultured on a structured substrate.


This manuscript is an example of the value in combining advanced cell culture techniques with advanced cellular biology can create a more robust recapitulation of native cellular behavior.

Uesugi M, Ojima A, Taniguchi T, Miyamoto N, and Sawada K

Low-density Plating Is Sufficient to Induce Cardiac Hypertrophy and Electrical Remodeling in Highly Purified iPS Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes

J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods 69(2):177-88

Publication Date: December 1, 2013

Product Type: iCell Cardiomyocytes


Cardiac hypertrophy was induced in iCell Cardiomyocytes through low-density plating. The hypertrophic condition resulted in larger cardiomyocytes and altered gene and protein expression profiles.


This body of work demonstrates that iCell Cardiomyocytes can be induced to show relevant and appropriate pathological responses and provide utility as an in vitro model for understanding and treating cardiac disease.