Effects of low intensity static electromagnetic radiofrequency fields on leiomyosarcoma and smooth muscle cell lines (Journal article)

Karkabounas, S./ Havelas, K./ Kostoula, O. K./ Vezyraki, P./ Avdikos, A./ Binolis, J./ Hatziavazis, G./ Metsios, A./ Verginadis, I./ Evangelou, A.

In this study we investigated the effects of low intensity static radiofrequency electromagnetic field (EMF) causing no thermal effects, on leiomyosarcoma cells (LSC), isolated from tumors of fifteen Wistar rats induced via a 3,4-benzopyrene injection. Electromagnetic resonance frequencies measurements and exposure of cells to static EMF were performed by a device called multi channel dynamic exciter 100 V1 (MCDE). The LSC were exposed to electromagnetic resonance radiofrequencies (ERF) between 10 kHz to 120 kHz, for 45 min. During a 24h period, after the exposure of the LSC to ERF, there was no inhibition of cells proliferation. In contrast, at the end of a 48 h incubation period, LSC proliferation dramatically decreased by more than 98% (P<0.001). At that time, the survived LSC were only 2% of the total cell population exposed to ERF, and under the same culture conditions showed significant decrease of proliferation. These cells were exposed once again to ERF for 45 min (totally 4 sessions of exposure, of 45 min duration each) and tested using a flow cytometer. Experiments as above were repeated five times. It was found that 45% of these double exposed to ERF, LSC (EMF cells) were apoptotic and only a small percentage 2%, underwent mitosis. In order to determinate their metastatic potential, these EMF cells were also counted and tested by an aggregometer for their ability to aggregate platelets and found to maintain this ability., since they showed no difference in platelet aggregation ability compared to the LSC not exposed to ERF (control cells). In conclusion, exposure of LSC to specific ERF, decreases their proliferation rate and induces cell apoptosis. Also, the LSC that survived after exposed to ERF, had a lower proliferation rate compared to the LSC controls (P<0.05) but did not loose their potential for metastases (platelet aggregation ability). The non-malignant SMC were not affected by the EMF exposure (P<0.4). The specific ERF generated from the MCDE electronic device, used in this study, is safe for humans and animals, according to the international safety standards.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Animals,Cell Line,Cell Proliferation/*radiation effects,Cell Survival/*radiation effects,Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation,*Electromagnetic Fields,Female,Leiomyosarcoma/*pathology,Male,Myocytes, Smooth Muscle/*cytology/*radiation effects,Radiation Dosage,*Radio Waves,Rats,Rats, Wistar
URI: https://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/22077
ISSN: 1790-5427
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17160157
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