Pulsed static magnetic field effects on in-vitro pineal indoleamine metabolism

Bruce A. Richardson, Ken Yaga, Russel J. Reiter, Dougal J. Morton

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Abstract

In-vitro rat pineal glands stimulated with the β-adrenergic receptor agonist isoproterenol to induce melatonin synthesis and exposed for 1 h to a pulsed 0.4-G static magnetic field demonstrated significant inhibition of serotonin-N-acetyltransferase activity and melatonin content, 2-h exposure to pulsed magnetic field also resulted in a significant reduction in isoproterenol-induced serotonin-N-acetyltransferase activity. These results support the idea that the cultures pineal gland can be affected directly by artificially generated weak magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalBBA - Molecular Cell Research
Volume1137
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 6 1992

Keywords

  • Melatonin
  • N-Acetyltransferase activity
  • Pineal gland
  • Pulsed static magnetic field
  • Serotonin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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