Jonne Naarala

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The aim of this study was to investigate whether radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure affects cell death processes of yeast cells. Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast cells of the strains KFy417 (wild-type) and KFy437 (cdc48-mutant) were exposed to 900 or 872 MHz RF fields, with or without exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and incubated(More)
The role of extracellular calcium in glutamate-induced oxidative stress, and the role of glutamatergic neuronal stimulation and oxidative stress in lead neurotoxicity were explored in mouse hypothalamic GT1-7 cells. Glutamate increased the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) whether or not extracellular calcium was present. Glutamate-induced ROS(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate effects of 872 MHz radiofrequency (RF) radiation on intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and DNA damage at a relatively high SAR value (5 W/kg). The experiments also involved combined exposure to RF radiation and menadione, a chemical inducing intracellular ROS production and DNA damage. The(More)
PURPOSE The effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation on cellular ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity were studied in fibroblasts, two neural cell lines and primary astrocytes. Several exposure times and exposure levels were used, and the fields were either unmodulated or modulated according to the characteristics of the Global System for Mobile (GSM)(More)
Lead markedly amplified L-glutamate-induced oxidative stress, that is, increased L-glutamate-induced production of reactive oxygen species, decreased cellular glutathione, and induced cytotoxicity in human neuroblastoma cells. It was notable that oxidative burst induced by L-glutamate alone was observed only when neuronal glutathione was depleted. A role of(More)
Fumonisin B1 (FB1) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium verticillioides, which is a common infectant of corn and other cereal grains. Of concern to human health is also a possible airborne exposure to FB1-producing strains of F. verticillioides, which may grow in moisture-damaged buildings. In this study, we have characterized oxidative stress-related(More)
BACKGROUND Extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields (MF) are generated by power lines and various electric appliances. They have been classified as possibly carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, but a mechanistic explanation for carcinogenic effects is lacking. A previous study in our laboratory showed that pre-exposure to(More)
Epidemiological studies have suggested that exposure to 50Hz magnetic fields (MF) increases the risk of childhood leukemia, but there is no mechanistic explanation for carcinogenic effects. In two previous studies we have observed that a 24-h pre-exposure to MF alters cellular responses to menadione-induced DNA damage. The aim of this study was to(More)
A replication study with some extensions was made to confirm enhancement of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity in murine L929 fibroblasts after radiofrequency (RF) field exposure reported in earlier studies. L929 cells purchased from two cell banks were exposed for 2, 8, or 24 h to continuous wave or DAMPS (burst modulated at 50 Hz, with 33% duty cycle)(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate possible cooperative effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation and ferrous chloride (FeCl(2)) on reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and DNA damage. In order to test intracellular ROS production as a possible underlying mechanism of DNA damage, we applied the fluorescent probe DCFH-DA. Integrity of DNA was(More)