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Controlled Cell Death by Magnetic Hyperthermia: Effects of Exposure Time, Field Amplitude, and Nanoparticle Concentration.
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PMID:  22362408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of alternating magnetic fields (AMF) on the death rate of dendritic cells (DCs) loaded with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) as heating agents. AMF exposure time and amplitude as well as the MNPs concentration were screened to assess the best conditions for a controlled field-induced cell death. METHODS: Human-monocyte-derived DCs were co-incubated with dextran-coated MNPs. The cells were exposed to AMF (f = 260 kHz; 0 < H(0) < 12.7 kA/m) for intervals from 5 to 15 min. Morphology changes were assessed by scanning electron microscopy. Cell viability was measured by Trypan blue and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) using Annexin-propidium iodide markers. RESULTS: We were able to control the DCs viability by a proper choice AMF amplitude and exposure time, depending on the amount of MNPs uploaded. About 20% of cells showed Annexin-negative/PI-positive staining after 5-10 min of AMF exposure. CONCLUSIONS: Controlled cell death of MNP-loaded DCs can be obtained by adequate tuning of the physical AMF parameters and MNPs concentration. Necrotic-like populations were observed after exposure times as short as 10 min, suggesting a fast underlying mechanism for cell death. Power absorption by the MNPs might locally disrupt endosomic membranes, thus provoking irreversible cell damage.
L Asín; M R Ibarra; A Tres; G F Goya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmaceutical research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-904X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406521     Medline TA:  Pharm Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón (INA), University of Zaragoza, Mariano Esquillor s/n, 50018, Zaragoza, Spain.
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