Hermann Berg

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We present possibilities and trends of ELF bioelectromagnetic effects in the mT amplitude range on cancer cells and on mice bearing tumors. In contrast to invasive electrochemotherapy and electrogenetherapy, using mostly needle electrodes and single high-amplitude electropulses for treatment, extremely low-frequency (ELF) pulsating electromagnetic fields(More)
The aim is to demonstrate that macromolecular chromophore dextrans (Cibacron-dextran) acting as photosensitizers can be transported easily into cancer cells by electroporation of their membranes (short electric pulses on cell suspension between electrodes). There are two possibilities, either:(A)irradiation starts with the electropulse-showed with easily(More)
The lethal effect on human cancer cells was studied under three types of treatment: A) an ELF pulsed sinusoidal of 50 Hz electromagnetic field (PEMF) with amplitudes between 10 and 55 mT; B) the field and a cytostatic agent (actinomycin-C); and C) the field, the cytostatic agent, which has a photodynamic effect, and exposure to a halogen lamp. The results(More)
In order to increase the permeability of cell membranes for low doses of cytostatic drugs, two bioelectrochemical methods have been compared: (a) electric pore formation in the plasma membranes by single electric impulses (electroporation), and (b) reordering of membrane structure by alternating currents (capacitively coupled). These treatments were applied(More)
Weak pulsating electromagnetically induced fields (PEMF) by Helmholtz coils changes cell metabolism, if cells are treated with a certain range of frequency and amplitude. The influence on proliferation of human histiocytic lymphoma cells U937 has been studied applying a sinusoidal 50 Hz field with amplitudes of the flux density B = 0.3 to 4.7 mT for 4 days.(More)
Two reliable methods have been combined: i) the electroporation of the cell membranes for facilitating the sensitizer incorporation into hystiocytic human lymphoma cells U-937 and (ii) the photodynamics applied by excitation of natural and synthetic sensitizers for cancer therapy. In the case of cytostatic sensitizers as daunomycin or actinomycin their(More)
The lethal response of cultured cancer cells lines K-562, U-937, DG-75, and HL-60 were measured directly after a 4 h exposure to a pulsating electromagnetic field (PEMF, sinusoidal wave form, 35 mT peak, 50 Hz) [Traitcheva et al. (2003): Bioelectromagnetics 24:148-158] and 24 h later, to determine the post-exposure effect. The results were found to depend(More)
 The regulation of interleukin-10 (IL-10) expression after treatment with a high, exponential, electric pulse was investigated in the monocytic cell line U937. Recently, we showed IL-10 protein production in the monocytic cell lines U937 and THP-1 after exposure to a single, high exponential electric pulse [Lehmann MH, Höffken K, Berg H (1996)(More)