Magnetoporation and magnetolysis of cancer cells via carbon nanotubes induced by rotating magnetic fields

Dun Liu, Lijun Wang, Zhigang Wang, Alfred Cuschieri

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    Abstract

    Weak magnetic fields (40 and 75 mT) were used either to enhance cell membrane poration (magnetoporation) or to ablate cultured human tumor cells (magnetolysis) by polymer-coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes, which form rotating bundles on exposure to magnetic fields. Findings of this study have potential clinical applications including enhanced tumor cell poration for targeted cancer chemotherapy and mechanical ablation of tumors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5117-5121
    Number of pages5
    JournalNano Letters
    Volume12
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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