Excessive glutamate release following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) has been associated with exacerbating the extent of SCI. However, the mechanism behind sustained high levels of extracellular glutamate is unclear. Spinal cord segments mounted in a sucrose double gap recording chamber are an established model for traumatic spinal cord injury. We have developed a method to record, with micro-scale printed glutamate biosensors, glutamate release from ex vivo rat spinal cord segments following injury. This protocol would work equally well for similar glutamate biosensors.
Additive manufacturing, biosensor, direct ink writing, electrochemical glutamate sensing from resected spinal cord segment, excitotoxicity, Implantable, rapid prototyping, SCI
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Nolan JK, Nguyen TNH, Fattah M, Page JC, Shi R, Lee H. Ex vivo electrochemical measurement of glutamate release during spinal cord injury. MethodsX. 2019 Aug 23;6:1894-1900. doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2019.08.008. PMID: 31508326; PMCID: PMC6727010.