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Effects of time-variant extremely low-frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) on cholinesterase activity in Dictyostelium discoideum (Protista).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16425446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, we detected propionylcholinesterase (PrChE) activity in single-cell amoebae of Dictyostelium discoideum using cytochemical, electrophoretic, and spectrophotometric methods. The involvement of this enzyme activity in cell-cell and cell-environment interactions was suggested. In this work, we found that exposure of single-cell amoebae to an extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) of 300 microT, 50 Hz, from 1 h up to 48 h at 21 +/- 1 degrees C affected PrChE activity.
Andrea Amaroli; Francesca Trielli; Bruno Bianco; Stefano Giordano; Elsa Moggia; Maria U Delmonte Corrado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemico-biological interactions     Volume:  157-158     ISSN:  0009-2797     ISO Abbreviation:  Chem. Biol. Interact.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-19     Completed Date:  2006-02-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0227276     Medline TA:  Chem Biol Interact     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department for the Study of the Territory and its Resources, Corso Europa 26, I-16132 Genoa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cholinesterases / metabolism*
Dictyostelium / enzymology*
Electromagnetic Fields*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.1.1.-/propionylcholinesterase; EC

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