Selection and Evaluation of Model Neurones for Investigation of Magnetic Field Effects

  • P. W. Schuetz
  • F. Tebling
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In this chapter we report the isolation and preliminary evaluation of a novel neuroblastoma derived cell type of human origin. Fused with a suitable partner, the resulting hybridoma will be used for investigating possible effects of cyclical magnetic fields on the functional expression of neurones. For practical reasons we have at present restricted the number of parameters for evaluation to neuronal morphology, synapse formation, the presence of receptors to neurotransmitters, and to a limited extent the generation of action potentials in response to chemical and electrical stimulation.


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  • F. Tebling

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