EMF Health-effects Research

Zeeman-Stark modeling of the RF EMF interaction with ligand binding.

Chiabrera A, Bianco B, Moggia E, Kaufman JJ,

Bioelectromagnetics 21(4):312-324, 2000

The influence of radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure on ligand binding to hydrophobic receptor proteins is a plausible early event of the interaction mechanism.

A comprehensive quantum Zeeman-Stark model has been developed which takes into account the energy losses of the ligand ion due to its collisions inside the receptor crevice, the attracting nonlinear endogenous force due to the potential energy of the ion in the binding site, the out of equilibrium state of the ligand-receptor system due to the basal cell metabolism, and the thermal noise.

The biophysical "output" is the change of the ligand binding probability that, in some instances, may be affected by a suitable low intensity exogenous electromagnetic "input" exposure, e.g., if the depth of the potential energy well of a putative receptor protein matches the energy of the radiofrequency photon.

These results point toward both the possibility of the electromagnetic control of biochemical processes and the need for a new database of safety standards.

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