The fight against a multifaceted incurable disease such as cancer requires amultidisciplinary approach to overcome the multitude of molecular defects at its origin. Here, a new thermophysical biochemical approach has been suggested and associated with the use of electromagnetic fields to control the growth of cancer cells. In particular, thermodynamic analysis of the heat transfer is developed in correlation with cellular parameters such as the volume/area ratio. We propose that the electromagnetic wave, at the specific frequency calculated as the characteristic response time of any cell type to the external thermal perturbation, can affect resonant intracellular molecular oscillations. The biochemical model hypothesizes that microtubules are stabilized, and the impact is predicted on cell growth, migration and mitochondrial activity. Experimental validation of the theoretical results shows that the thermodynamic analysis allows the application of the specific electromagnetic field able to decrease cancer cell invasion and proliferation.
Thermomagnetic resonance affects cancer growth and motility / Lucia, Umberto; Grisolia, Giulia; Ponzetto, Antonio; Bergandi, Loredana; Silvagno, Francesca. - In: ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE. - ISSN 2054-5703. - STAMPA. - 7:7(2020), pp. 1-12.
|Titolo:||Thermomagnetic resonance affects cancer growth and motility|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.200299|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|