Effects of a 1.5 T time-varying magnetic field on cell volume regulation of bovine adrenal chromaffin cells in hyposmotic media

Division of Pharmacy, Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan.
The Journal of Medical Investigation 02/2011; 58(1-2):95-105. DOI: 10.2152/jmi.58.95
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Effects of a time-varying magnetic field on cell volume regulation by hyposmotic stress in cultured bovine adrenal chromaffin cells were examined. Through regulatory volume decrease (RVD), cell volume of chromaffin cells that were incubated in a hypotonic medium initially increased, reached a peak and finally recovered to the initial value. Two hour exposure to a magnetic field and addition of cytochalasin D increased peak value and delayed return to initial value. Intracellular F-actin contents initially decreased but returned to normal levels after 10 sec. Two hour exposure to the magnetic field and addition of cytochalasin D continuously reduced the F-actin content. Results suggest that exposure to the magnetic field stimulated disruption of the actin cytoskeleton and that the disruption delayed the recovery to the volume prior to osmotic stress.

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