Effects of Magnetic Fields on Cellular Respiration

  • Elton S. Cook
  • John C. Fardon
  • Leo G. Nutini


There are several reasons for our interest in the possible effects of magnetic fields on cellular respiration. First, the literature contains many reports on the effects of magnetic fields on cellular proliferation but very few on metabolism, which furnishes the energy for proliferation. Second, some of the observations in the literature on biological effects of magnetic fields are relatively qualitative. Respiration can be measured with considerable accuracy and a quantitative technique has greater significance than more qualitative ones. Third, if a consistent pattern of effects can be obtained it may lead to helpful investigations of mechanism. Finally, members of our laboratory have had considerable experience in cellular respiration measurements.


Field Strength Constant Temperature Bath Experimental Vessel Basal Salt Solution Respirometer Chamber 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elton S. Cook
    • 1
  • John C. Fardon
    • 1
  • Leo G. Nutini
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisions of Chemistry and Biochemistry and of Biology and Experimental MedicineInstitutum Divi ThomaeCincinnatiUSA

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