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Low-frequency electromagnetic fields influence the expression of calcium metabolism related proteins in leukocytic cell lines.


Our study aimed to verify the hypothesis concerning low-frequency magnetic fields (LF-MFs)-related changes in cell viability through the biomechanism(s) based on calcineurin (CaN)-mediated signaling pathways triggered via ROS-like molecules. For experiments, Mono Mac 6 and U937 leukocytic cell lines were chosen and exposed to various LF-MFs and/or puromycin (PMC). The protein expression level of key regulatory proteins of calcium metabolism was examined by Western Blot analysis. In turn, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cell viability parameters were evaluated by cytochrome C reduction assay and flow cytometry, respectively. The simultaneous action of applied MF and PMC influenced cell viability in a MF-dependent manner. The changes in cell viability were correlated with protein expression and ROS levels. It was verified experimentally that applied stress stimuli influence cell susceptibility to undergo cell death. Moreover, the evoked bioeffects might be recognized as specific to both types of leukocyte populations.

Authors: Wójcik-Piotrowicz K, Kaszuba-Zwoińska J, Piszczek P, Nowak B, Guzdek P, Gil K, Rokita E,
Journal: Environ Toxicol Pharmacol;2023Nov19; 104 104320. doi:10.1016/j.etap.2023.104320
Year: 2023
PubMed: PMID: 37984675 (Go to PubMed)