In the research performed by Micheal Levin et al, the morphological changes induced by changes in bio electricity are well demonstrated, most strikingly in his experiments in planarian worms. Yet while doing a comprehensive review of his work, I either did not understand well or overlooked it entirely, but I could not find how he and his team were able to rigorously and meticulously regulate the bioelectricity.
I will be using the following article as a basis Endogenous Bioelectric Signaling Networks: Exploiting Voltage Gradients for Control of Growth and Form
In “Control of Growth and Form” there is mention of “specific ionophores and molecules” as well as changing the the electric fields within cells, but there is no specificity regarding the nature of the compounds and methodology here apart from a generalized overview. So I am unclear how the ion channels are selectively changed with such high degree of precision. I imagine they are changing the quantities and frequency of certain neurotransmitters but there is only so much I can extrapolate.
My background is solely on chemical synthesis so many of the mechanism and jargon might go over my head and I understand this is a emerging and complicated topic, but any help or re-direction regarding this question/topic would appreciated.