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ELF magnetic fields do not affect cell survival and DNA damage induced by ultraviolet B
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 35, Issue 2, pages 108–115, February 2014
How to Cite
Mizuno, K., Narita, E., Yamada, M., Shinohara, N. and Miyakoshi, J. (2014), ELF magnetic fields do not affect cell survival and DNA damage induced by ultraviolet B. Bioelectromagnetics, 35: 108–115. doi: 10.1002/bem.21821
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 12 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Received: 29 MAY 2013
- ultraviolet B;
- ELF magnetic field;
- cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer;
- 6-4 photoproduct;
- xeroderma pigmentosum A
We investigated whether extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic field exposure has modification effects on cell survival after ultraviolet B (UV-B) irradiation and on repair process of DNA damage induced by UV-B irradiation in WI38VA13 subcloned 2RA and XP2OS(SV) cells. The ELF magnetic field exposure was conducted using a Helmholtz coil-based system that was designed to generate a sinusoidal magnetic field at 5 mT and 60 Hz. Cell survival was assessed by WST assay after UV-B irradiation at 20–80 J/m2, ELF magnetic field exposure for 24 h, followed by incubation for 48 h. DNA damage was assessed by quantification of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer formation and 6-4 photoproduct formation using ELISA after UV-B irradiation at 20–80 J/m2 followed by ELF magnetic field exposure for 24 h. No significant changes were observed in cell survival between ELF magnetic field and sham exposures. Similarly, DNA damage induced by UV-B irradiation did not change significantly following ELF magnetic field exposure. Our results suggest that ELF magnetic field exposure at 5 mT does not have modification effect on cell survival after UV-B irradiation and on repair process of DNA damage induced by UV-B irradiation. Bioelectromagnetics. 35:108–115, 2014. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.