Pulsed electromagnetic fields affect neuritic outgrowth from regenerating goldfish retinas

M. Schwartz, H. Fischler, R. Korenstein

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Abstract

The neurites growing out of the goldfish regenerating retinas, in vitro, provide a system in which the mechanism of growth induction, fiber maintenance and elongation can be investigated. In the present study we have demonstrated that pulsed electromagnetic fields, varying in strength, affect the extent of growth from the regenerating retinas, when the retina) explants are kept under sub-optimal conditions (0.5 % fetal calf serum, FCS). The effect ranges from facilitation and promotion of growth to the inhibition of it, depending upon the parameters of the applied electromagnetic field. The results are discussed with respect to the inter-relation between the different field parameters and the extent of growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-251
Number of pages9
JournalBioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics
Volume12
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1984
Externally publishedYes

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