Journal of Biological Physics

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 171–176

THz Exposure of Whole Blood for the Study of Biological Effects on Human Lymphocytes

  • M.R. ScarfÌ
  • M. RomanÒ
  • R. Di Pietro
  • O. Zeni
  • A. Doria
  • G.P. Gallerano
  • E. Giovenale
  • G. Messina
  • A. Lai
  • G. Campurra
  • D. Coniglio
  • M. D'Arienzo
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024440708943

Cite this article as:
ScarfÌ, M., RomanÒ, M., Di Pietro, R. et al. Journal of Biological Physics (2003) 29: 171. doi:10.1023/A:1024440708943

Abstract

The aim of the present study is toinvestigate the genotoxic effect of THzradiation in human peripheral bloodlymphocytes following 20 minutes exposureto 1 mW average power Free Electron Laserradiation in the frequency range 120–140GHz. For this purpose 9 healthy donors wereemployed and cytokinesis block techniquewas applied to study micronucleusfrequency and cell proliferation. Theresults obtained indicate that all theelectromagnetic conditions adopted so far do not alter the investigated parameters,suggesting absence of direct chromosomaldamage and alteration of cell cyclekinetics (two tailed paired Student's test:p> 0.05 in all cases).

Cell proliferation genotoxic effects human lymphocytes micronuclei THz radiation 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.R. ScarfÌ
    • 1
  • M. RomanÒ
    • 1
  • R. Di Pietro
    • 1
  • O. Zeni
    • 1
  • A. Doria
    • 2
  • G.P. Gallerano
    • 2
  • E. Giovenale
    • 2
  • G. Messina
    • 2
  • A. Lai
    • 2
  • G. Campurra
    • 2
  • D. Coniglio
    • 2
  • M. D'Arienzo
    • 2
  1. 1.CNR-IREANapoli (I)
  2. 2.ENEA – FIS-ACCFrascati (I)

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