The effect of low intensity radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on neural cells has been studied. Olfactory Ensheathing Cell (OEC) cultures, typical glia cells showing characteristics of stem cells, have been exposed to 900 MHz continuous and amplitude modulated EMFs for 10, 15 and 20 min at 37°C. The EMFs have been able to induce significant decrease in cellular viability and changes in analyzed marker expressions respect to control cell cultures. Surprisingly these effects were dependent by the presence or absence of amplitude modulation. We hypothesized that involved mechanism might be related to the increase of intracellular calcium ions levels.

Effects of electromagnetic field at low intensity exposure on neural cells

Grasso Rosaria
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Musumeci Francesco;SPOSITO, GIOVANNI;Triglia Antonio;Scordino Agata;Campisi Agatina
2018

Abstract

The effect of low intensity radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on neural cells has been studied. Olfactory Ensheathing Cell (OEC) cultures, typical glia cells showing characteristics of stem cells, have been exposed to 900 MHz continuous and amplitude modulated EMFs for 10, 15 and 20 min at 37°C. The EMFs have been able to induce significant decrease in cellular viability and changes in analyzed marker expressions respect to control cell cultures. Surprisingly these effects were dependent by the presence or absence of amplitude modulation. We hypothesized that involved mechanism might be related to the increase of intracellular calcium ions levels.
Radiofrequency; electromagnetic fileds; amplitude modulation; neural stem cell
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