Electromagnetic Fields and Cellular Systems

Signal Transduction, Cell Growth and Proliferation
  • Robert P. Liburdy


This paper reviews some of the in vitro research conducted in our laboratory to identify cellular responses to ELF fields. Studies we have conducted support an interaction site involving ligand-receptor events such as antibody binding to its cell surface receptor since we have observed changes in receptor-initiated calcium influx in cells exposed to magnetic fields. These changes suggest that signal transduction (ST) which is initiated by ligand-receptor binding plays a role in this interaction. Others have also reported that ELF fields influence enzyme activation, gene expression, protein synthesis and cell proliferation, all of which are triggered by earlier ST events at the cell membrane.


Calcium Influx Male Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Cell Growth Signal Transduction Event Magnetic Field Exposure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert P. Liburdy
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  1. 1.Life Sciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley Laboratory University of CaliforniaBerkeley

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