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The effect of a low-frequency electromagnetic field on DNA molecules in aqueous solutions

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A chemiluminescence study showed that hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) DNA amplicons are capable of induced radiation when exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that range from 7.5 to 30 Hz in frequency and from 24 to 40 A/m in field strength. An EMF with a frequency of 9 Hz was shown to exert the greatest effect on aqueous solutions of the hepatitis virus DNA amplicons. The hydration shell of the DNA amplicons was observed to change. The change in the DNA hydration shell on exposure to a low-frequency EMF was presumed to restore hydrogen bonds, to induce crosslinks, and to facilitate DNA repair.

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Original Russian Text © E.E. Tekutskaya, M.G. Barishev, G.P. Ilchenko, 2015, published in Biofizika, 2015, Vol. 60, No. 6, pp. 1099–1103.

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Tekutskaya, E.E., Barishev, M.G. & Ilchenko, G.P. The effect of a low-frequency electromagnetic field on DNA molecules in aqueous solutions. BIOPHYSICS 60, 913–916 (2015).

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