Nanotech 2006 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Cancer Nanotechnology Chapter 1

Assessment of the dielectric properties of drug sensitive and resistant leukaemic cells before and after ion channel blockers using dielectrophoresis

Authors: L. Duncan, H. Shelmerdine, H.M. Coley and F.H. Labeed

Affilation: University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Pages: 45 - 48

Keywords: ion channel, blocker, conductivity, dielectrophoresis

Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is a phemomenon of induced particle motion in non-uniform electric fields. The effect is frequency dependent; by monitoring the motion of particles in AC fields and ananlysing the change in motion with frequency, it is possible to determine the electrical properties of single cells in lab-on-a-chip systems. In this paper we use DEP to study the electrical properties of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant cancer cells before and after treatment with channel blocking agents, which give insight into the origin of cytoplasmic differences shown to have a significant bearing on the origin of drug resistance in cancer.

ISBN: 0-9767985-7-3
Pages: 893
Hardcopy: $119.95