This paper describes the inner workings of centrioles (a pair of small organelles adjacent to the nucleus) as they create cell electropolarity, engage in cell division (mitosis), but in going awry, also promote the development of cancers. The electropolarity arises from vibrations of microtubules composing the centrioles. Mitosis begins as each centrioles duplicates itself by growing a daughter centriole on its side. If during duplication more than one daughter is grown, cancer can occur and the cells divide uncontrollably. Cancer cells with supernumerary centrioles have high electropolarity which can serve as an attractor for charged therapeutic nanoparticles.
On Centrioles, Microtubules, and Cellular Electromagnetism
Manuscript received August 18, 2014; final manuscript received October 13, 2014; published online November 11, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Feng Xu.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Huston, R. L. (August 1, 2014). "On Centrioles, Microtubules, and Cellular Electromagnetism." ASME. J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med. August 2014; 5(3): 031003. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028855
Download citation file: