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Effects of a low-intensity electromagnetic field on fibroblast migration and proliferation.

Authors
  • Sunkari, Vivekananda Gupta
  • Aranovitch, Boris
  • Portwood, Neil
  • Nikoshkov, Andrej
Type
Published Article
Journal
Electromagnetic biology and medicine
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2011
Volume
30
Issue
2
Pages
80–85
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/15368378.2011.566774
PMID: 21591892
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this study was to test if an extremely weak 1 GHz electromagnetic field (EMF), known to be in resonance with clusters of water molecules, has biological effects on human fibroblasts. We demonstrated that in an in vitro model of wound healing, this EMF can activate fibroblast migration. [(3)H]thymidine incorporation experiments demonstrated that the EMF could also activate fibroblast proliferation. Activation of the expression of human fibroblast growth factor 1 (HFGF1) after EMF exposure showed that molecular wound healing pathways are activated in response to this water-resonant EMF.

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