Genetic changes and growth promotion of glioblastoma by magnetic nanoparticles and a magnetic field

Seung Hyun Yang, Byeunghoon Kang, Yuna Choi, Hyun Wook Rho, Hye Young Son, Yong Min Huh

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Aim: To confirm the biological effects of manganese ferrite magnetic nanoparticles (MFMNPs) and an external magnetic field on glioblastoma cells. Methods: U-87MG glioblastoma cells were prepared, into which the uptake of MFMNPs was high. The cells were then exposed to an external magnetic field using a neodymium magnet in vitro and in vivo. Results: LRP6 and TCF7 mRNA levels involved in the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway were elevated by the influence of MFMNPs and the external magnetic field. MFMNPs and the external magnetic field also accelerated tumor growth by approximately 7 days and decreased survival rates in animal experiments. Conclusion: When MFMNPs and an external magnetic field are applied for a long time on glioblastoma cells, mRNA expression related to Wnt/β-catenin signaling is increased and tumor growth is promoted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-800
Number of pages14
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Development of Measurement Standards and Technology for Biomaterials and Medical Convergence funded by the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS-2020-GP2020-0004) and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2017M3A9G5083322, NRF-2018M3A9E2022828). The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed. No writing assistance was utilized in the production of this manuscript.

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© 2021 Seung-Hyun Yang.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


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