50-Hz, 1-mT sinusoidal magnetic fields do not affect micronucleus frequency and cell proliferation in human lymphocytes from normal and turner's syndrome subjects

M. R. Scarfi, O. Zeni, M. Della Noce, R. Di Pietro, F. Prisco, M. B. Lioi, C. Franceschi, F. Bersani

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Abstract

In the present study, we investigated the effect of a 50-Hz sinusoidal magnetic field at 1 mT rms field intensity on cell proliferation and micronucleus frequency in peripheral blood lymphocytes exposed for 72 h. Lymphocyte cultures from 5 subjects affected by Turner's syndrome were tested; cultures from 5 healthy donors were also studied to make a comparison with a control group. No statistically significant differences in micronucleus frequency and cell proliferation were found between control and exposed cultures from healthy and TS donors. The results obtained indicate that the field tested does not exert any genotoxic effect nor interfere with cell cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalElectro- and Magnetobiology
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Cell proliferation
  • ELF-sinusoidal magnetic fields
  • Human lymphocytes
  • Micronuclei
  • Turner's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biophysics

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