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Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. 2009 Mar;60(1):109-15. doi: 10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1891.

Disturbance of cell proliferation in response to mobile phone frequency radiation.

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Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia. itrosic@imi.hr

Abstract

The aim of study was to determine the influence of mobile phone frequency radiation on the proliferation, cytoskeleton structure, and mitotic index of V79 cells after 1 h, 2 h, and 3 h of exposure. V79 cells were cultured in standard laboratory conditions and exposed to continuous-wave (CW) RF/MW radiation of 935 MHz, electric field strength of (8.2+/-0.3) V m(-1), and specific absorption rate (SAR) of 0.12 W kg(-1). To identify proliferation kinetics, the cells were counted for each hour of exposure 24 h, 48 h, 72 h, and 96 h after respective exposures. Microtubule proteins were determined using specific immunocytochemical methods. Cell smears were analysed under a fluorescent microscope. The study included negative and positive controls. Mitotic index was determined by estimating the number of dividing cells 24 h after exposure and dividing it with the total number of cells. In comparison to the controls, cell proliferation declined in cells exposed for three hours 72 h after irradiation (p < 0.05). Microtubule structure was clearly altered immediately after three hours of irradiation (p < 0.05). The mitotic index in RF/MW-exposed cells did not differ from negative controls. However, even if exposure did not affect the number of dividing cells, it may have slowed down cell division kinetics as a consequence of microtubule impairment immediately after exposure.

PMID:
19329382
DOI:
10.2478/10004-1254-60-2009-1891
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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