, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 185–186 | Cite as

Effect of pulsing electromagnetic fields on DNA synthesis in mammalian cells in culture

  • K. Takahashi
  • I. Kaneko
  • M. Date
  • E. Fukada
Short Communications Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology


DNA synthesis in Chinese hamster V79 cells was significantly enhanced when they were exposed to weak, pulsing electromagnetic fields generated by specific combinations of the pulse width (25μs), frequency (10, 100 Hz) and magnetic intensity (2×10−5 8×10−5T). Conversely the DNA synthesis of cells in the fields at 4×10−4 T was repressed to 80% of that in controls not exposed to the fields.

Key words

Chinese hamster V79 cells electromagnetic fields DNA synthesis 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Takahashi
    • 1
  • I. Kaneko
    • 1
  • M. Date
    • 1
  • E. Fukada
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiation Biology Laboratory, and Biopolymer Physics LaboratoryThe Institute of Physical and Chemical ResearchSaitama(Japan)

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