volume 29, issue 11, P1403-1409 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)84535-0
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C.T. Hung, F.D. Allen, S.R. Pollack, C.T. Brighton

Abstract: Cultured cells subjected to fluid flow are exposed to mechanical forces and electrokinetic forces. The convective current establishes an electrokinetic force created by the flow-dependent transport of mobile ions in the media over the charged cell surfaces. This current can be expressed as a current density, the current normalized by the cross-sectional area in which it exists. In this study, we hypothesized that the convective current density has no role in the bone cell real-time intracellular calcium respon…

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