Effects of atmospheric small negative ions on the oxygen consumption of mouse liver cells

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The effects of small negative air ions on the oxygen uptake of isolated mouse liver cells were studied by exposing the liver cells to varying ion concentrations. For concentrations of the order of 1–2 × 105 ions/cm3, the oxygen uptake was always higher than in the normal atmospheric conditions of 3–8 × 102/ions/cm3. For intermediate concentrations varying effects of activation and inhibition were observed. A statistical analysis showed that the oxygen uptake increased by approximately 14% when liver cells were exposed to ion concentrations of values 1–9 times the normal, by approximately 9% when exposed to 10–99 times the normal, and by approximately 38% when exposed to 100–999 times the normal. The significance and possible implications of the results are discussed.

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Bhartendu, Menon, I.A. Effects of atmospheric small negative ions on the oxygen consumption of mouse liver cells. Int J Biometeorol 22, 43–52 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01553139

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Keywords

  • Oxygen
  • Plant Physiology
  • Liver Cell
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Oxygen Uptake