He states.....Flabbergasted wrote: ↑Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:13 pm
Two other studies also found Wheeler's "Magneto2.0" to be ineffective. Here is Wheeler´s response to all three:
https://sci-hub.se/https://pubmed.ncbi. ... /31570860/
'Since the publication of this initial tool set, several other papers have reproduced ferritin-based magnetic field-dependent cellular effects by using similar or identical actua-tors2–4, and by developing novel magnetogenetic actuators such as MagM8, TRPV1FeRIC, and TRPV4'
I am not saying I believe it actually works, but the University of Virginia must because they filed for a patent....
M.A.W. and A.D.G. are named inventors for a filed patent (Serial No. 15/770,141) by the University of Virginia for the use of TRPV4-ferritin to control the nervous system
Application filed by University of Virginia Patent Foundation
1. A composition comprising a nucleic acid coding for a fusion protein, wherein the fusion protein comprises a channel component or a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) and a ferritin component.
10. The composition of claim 1, wherein the fusion protein is magnetically sensitive/responds to a magnet.
19. A method to manipulate cellular activity comprising contacting a cell with the composition of claim 1 and exposing the cell to a magnet/magnetic field.
26. The method of claim 24, wherein the magnetic field causes an increase or decrease/inhibition in neural firing.
https://patents.google.com/patent/US201 ... f770%2c141