Growth Suppression of HL60 and L6 Cells by Atomic Hydrogen

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Part of the Animal Cell Technology: Basic & Applied Aspects book series (ANICELLTECH, volume 16)


We previously reported electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) which produced near the cathode by electrolysis has a reductive activity. We also revealed that ERW contains both molecular hydrogen and platinum nanoparticles (Pt nps) derived from platinum-coated titanium electrodes. Pt nps have catalysis activity converting molecular hydrogen to atomic hydrogen. Thus, we regard a solution containing both dissolved hydrogen and Pt nps as a model water of ERW (H2/Pt nps solution), and then we tried to examine the physiological effects of H2/Pt nps solution. To our knowledge, there is no report on physiological effects of H2/Pt nps solution. Here, we report the effects of H2/Pt nps solution on the growth of promyelocytic cell line, HL60 cells and myogenic cell lines, L6 cells. H2/Pt nps solution suppressed cell growth in the presence of both hydrogen and Pt nps in a dose dependent manner. The result of sub-G1 analysis suggests that H2/Pt nps solution induces apoptosis in both HL60 and L6 cells. The labeled Pt nps in HL60 cells were detected in liposome, suggesting Pt nps is incorporated by endocytosis. These results suggest that atomic hydrogen catalyzed by Pt nps induced significant cell growth suppression and atomic hydrogen may be one of new signal of cell function.


Platinum Nanoparticles Apoptosis Atomic hydrogen Antioxidant ROS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Genetic Resources TechnologyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences, Kyushu UniversityHigashi-kuJapan
  3. 3.Department of Genetic Resources Technology, Faculty of AgricultureKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  4. 4.Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  5. 5.Faculty of AgricultureKyushu UniversityHigashi-kuJapan
  6. 6.Graduate School of System Life ScienceKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  7. 7.Department of Genetic Resources TechnologyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  8. 8.Nihon Trim co. LTDOsakaJapan

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