Magnetic micro- and nanoparticle mediated activation of mechanosensitive ion channels.

Most cells are known to respond to mechanical cues, which initiate biochemical signalling pathways and play a role in cell membrane electrodynamics. These cues can be transduced either via direct activation of mechanosensitive (MS) ion channels or through deformation of the cell membrane and cytoskeleton. Investigation of the function and role of these ion… CONTINUE READING