Assessing the effect of selenium on cyclin D1 level and nuclear factor kappa b activity in NIH/3T3 fibroblast cells at 2100 MHz electromagnetic field exposure

Dilek Duzgun Ergun*, Nural Pastaci Ozsobaci, Tuba Yilmaz, Dervis Ozcelik, Mustafa Tunaya Kalkan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Although there are numerous studies on the health impacts of electromagnetic field (EMF) of mobile phone operation frequency 2100 MHz, the published works present contradicting results. Long-term exposure to mobile phone frequencies has unclear health hazards. Therefore, it is important to investigate the molecular mechanism of possible biological effects in mobile phone exposure and to determine the corresponding biological markers. Towards this end, this study was designed to assess the effect of 200 nM selenium (Se) on cell viability% [trypan blue], cell cycle biomarker [cyclin D1] and the transcription factor [nuclear factor kappa b (NF-κB)] in NIH/3T3 fibroblast cells when exposed to 2100 MHz mobile phone frequency. When 2100 MHz EMF was exposed to NIH/3T3 fibroblast cells, the cell viability% was reduced, whereas cyclin D1 level and NF-kB activity increased. Also we show that Se supplementation decreases the effects of 2100 MHz EMF on these parameters. Although future studies will be required to investigate the biological effects of EMF emitted by mobile phones, the results obtained here provide an insight into the molecular mechanisms and specifically underlying selenium’s protective effect against 2100 MHz EMF exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-132
Number of pages10
JournalElectromagnetic Biology and Medicine
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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Funding

The study was supported by the Project, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey (Project Number: 6309). We would like to thank the Arch. Ali OZSOBACI for his contributions to the drawing of the experimental set-up.

FundersFunder number
Istanbul Aydin University6309

    Keywords

    • cell viability
    • Cyclin D1
    • mobile phone
    • NF-κB
    • selenium

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