Application of a flow-induced stress wave and investigation of associated injuries on cell monolayers using a parallel plate flow chamber
Al-Ruweidi, Mahmoud Khatib A.A.
Ali, Fatma Hassan
Benslimane, Fatiha M.
Yalcin, Huseyin C.
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© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Parallel plate flow chambers are widely used to expose cultured cells to physiological flows for the investigation of a variety of diseases. These applications usually involve the generation of continuous and steady fluid flow over cell monolayers for extended durations, usually a few days. Another technique is to generate a fast high-stress wave over the cells to see the immediate effect of flow-induced stresses. This can be achieved by propagating an air/liquid interface, in other words, a bubble, over cell monolayers. The approach is relevant to the reopening event of fluid-filled lung bronchioles and alveoli during mechanical ventilation therapy of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. This article explains how we generate a stress wave using a parallel plate flow chamber and presents representative results of this wave on cultured lung epithelial cells.
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