Study of Electromagnetic Fields on Cellular Systems

Palabras clave

Estimulación electromagnética
Campos electromagnéticos de extra baja frecuencia
Neuroblastomas. Electromagnetic stimulation
Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fi eld

Cómo citar

Hernández-Pavón, J. C., Sosa, M., Córdova, T., Barbosa-Sabanero, G., Solorio-Meza, S., & Sabanero-López, M. (2009). Study of Electromagnetic Fields on Cellular Systems. Acta Universitaria, 19, 65–70.


In the last decades the interest to study the effect of non-ionizing radiation, such as the electromagnetic fields (EMF) on cellular systems has increased. In this article the interaction between EMF and biological systems is described. An analysis of the effect of the electromagnetic stimulation at different frequencies and intensities on cell cultures is performed. Preliminary results show that the stimulation with extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF), EMF from 3 to 30 Hz, on the cellular line of neuroblastomaSK-NSH induces cellular stress. This is reflected by a variation in the proteins expression in comparison with the group of cells no stimulated. In particular, the proteins expression shows that the ELF-EMF produce changes in the current proteins in normal or basal conditionsin the cells, that is, new proteins appear or there is evidence of an increasing in theamount of them.