MS-1 magA

  title={MS-1 magA},
  author={Sofia M. Pereira and Steve R. Williams and Patricia Murray and Arthur Taylor},
  journal={Molecular imaging},
Bacterial genes involved in the biomineralization of magnetic nanoparticles in magnetotactic bacteria have recently been proposed as reporters for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In such systems, the expression of the bacterial genes in mammalian cells purportedly leads to greater concentrations of intracellular iron or the biomineralization of iron oxides, thus leading to an enhancement in relaxation rate that is detectable via MRI. Here, we show that the constitutive expression of the magA… 
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