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[The research for magnetic attachments producing static magnetic fields to influence on cytoskeletons of human periodontal ligament cells].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Prosthodontics, West China Stomatological Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.



The present research aimed to investigate that the static magnetic field (SMF) generated by dental magnetic attachments influenced on the cytoskeletons of human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLCs).


In vitro cultured HPDLCs were exposed to 10 mT and 120 mT SMF which simulated those of from the closed-field and open-field magnetic attachments respectively for 12-60 hours in a cellular SMF exposure system. The control group cells were cultured outside the SMF exposure system and were only exposed to geomagnetic field of about 0.03-0.07 mT. After finishing the SMF exposure, the cytoskeletons were observed under a laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM). The image analysis software was utilized to measure and analyze the cell area, length/width ratios and the contents of F-actin of cells.


There were certain changes observed in the cytoskeletons after HPDLCs exposed to 10 mT and 120 mT SMF for 12-60 hours. With the SMF strength increasing and the loading time extending, the cell microfilaments got ashorened change and a disordered arrangement inside cells, and the length/width ratios of cells decreased (P < 0.05). The areas of cells decreased after SMF loading for 60 hours (P < 0.05). The cell F-actin contents decreased after SMF loading for 12 hours (P < 0.05), but in the meantime there was no significant difference happening between the 36 or 60 hours SMF loading group and the control group (P > 0.05).


In this study the SMF of magnetic attachments can lead the certain changes to the cytoskeletons in HPDLCs.

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