[Stimulation of murine natural killer cells by weak electromagnetic waves in the centimeter range]

Biofizika. Jul-Aug 1999;44(4):737-41.
[Article in Russian]


Irradiation with electromagnetic waves (8.15-18 GHz, 1 Hz within, 1 microW/cm2) in vivo increases the cytotoxic activity of natural killer cells of rat spleen. In mice exposed for 24-72 h, the activity of natural killer cells increased by 130-150%, the increased level of activity persisting within 24 h after the cessation of treatment. Microwave irradiation of animals in vivo for 3.5 and 5 h, and a short exposure of splenic cells in vitro did not affect the activity of natural killer cells.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cytotoxicity, Immunologic
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Killer Cells, Natural / immunology
  • Killer Cells, Natural / radiation effects*
  • Mice
  • Spleen / cytology
  • Spleen / immunology