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Author Sultan, M. F. ♦ Cain, C. A. ♦ Tompkins, W. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT. ♦ LYMPHOCYTES ♦ RADIOWAVE RADIATION ♦ IMMUNOSUPPRESSION ♦ IN VITRO ♦ MEDIUM TEMPERATURE ♦ MICE ♦ SPLEEN ♦ ANIMAL CELLS ♦ ANIMALS ♦ BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS ♦ BLOOD ♦ BLOOD CELLS ♦ BODY ♦ BODY FLUIDS ♦ CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS ♦ ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION ♦ LEUKOCYTES ♦ MAMMALS ♦ MATERIALS ♦ ORGANS ♦ RADIATIONS ♦ RODENTS ♦ SOMATIC CELLS ♦ VERTEBRATES ♦ Other Environmental Pollutant Effects
Abstract B lymphocytes collected from normal ICR Swiss mouse spleens were exposed in vitro in a Crawford cell to 147-MHz radiofrequency (RF) radiation, amplitude modulated by a 9-, 16-, or 60-Hz sine wave. The power densities ranged between 0.11 and 48 mW/cm2. The irradiated samples and the controls were maintained at 37 degrees C or 42 degrees C, with temperature variations less than 0.1 degrees C. Immediately after a 30-minute exposure, the distribution of antigen-antibody (Ag-Ab) complexes on the cell surface was evaluated at 37 degrees C by immunofluorescence. Under normal conditions (37 degrees C, no RF), Ag-Ab complexes are regrouped into a polar cap by an energy-dependent process. Our results demonstrate that the irradiated cells and the nonirradiated controls capped Ag-Ab complexes equally well after exposure at 37 degrees C. Capping was equally inhibited at 42 degrees C in both the controls and irradiated cells. No statistically significant differences in capping were observed between the RF-exposed and control samples at any of the modulation frequencies and power densities employed as long as both preparations were maintained at the same temperature.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1983-01-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Bioelectromagnetics
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 2
Organization Bioacoustics Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


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