Inhibition of Cancer Cell Migration by Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes.

  title={Inhibition of Cancer Cell Migration by Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes.},
  author={Lorena Garc{\'i}a-Hevia and Rafael Valiente and Jos{\'e} Luis Fern{\'a}ndez-Luna and Emmanuel Flahaut and Lidia Rodr{\'i}guez-Fern{\'a}ndez and Juan Carlos Su{\'a}rez Villegas and Jes{\'u}s Gonz{\'a}lez and Monica L Fanarraga},
  journal={Advanced healthcare materials},
  volume={4 11},
Inhibiting cancer cell migration and infiltration to other tissues makes the difference between life and death. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) display intrinsic biomimetic properties with microtubules, severely interfering with the function of these protein filaments during cell proliferation, triggering cell death. Here it is shown MWCNTs disrupt the centrosomal microtubule cytoskeletal organization triggering potent antimigratory effects in different cancer cells.