EMF Health-effects Research

Millemetre waves inhibit the synergistic effect of calcium ionophore A23187 and phorbol ester in neutrophil respiratory burst

Safronova VG, Gapeev AB, Alovskaia AA, Gabdulkhakova AG, Chemeris NK, Fesenko EE

Biofizika 42(6): 1267-1273, 1997

[Article in Russian]

The effect of extremely high frequency electromagnetic field (mm-waves) on respiratory burst of neutrophils was studied. The peritoneal evoked neutrophils of the mice (NMRI line) were used.

The production of reactive oxygen species was estimated by luminol-dependent chemiluminescence technique. Cells were irradiated by the mm-waves of 41. 95 GHz in the far field zone of the channel radiator during 20 min. Absorbed energy flux density was 150 microW/cm2. The irradiation was carried out at different concentrations of calcium ionophore A23187 and then neutrophils were stimulated by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) 1 microM, activator of PKC. At irradiation of neutrophils the synergistic action of A23187 and PMA was not changed at low concentration of ionophore 10 nM-0.5 microM and was suppressed at high concentrations 0.5-10 microM.

The largest inhibition of about 60% was obtained at the concentration of A23187 20 microM. The effect of mm-waves was not found under exposure in Ca(2+)-free medium for all used A23187 concentrations. We suggest that the mm-wave effect on the production of reactive oxygen species by neutrophils is determined by the influx of extracellular Ca2+ and PKC.

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