Forschungsgemeinschaft Funk e.V.

FGF In-vitro Studies

Titel: Effects of High-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields on the Function of the
Blood-Brain-Barrier in vitro

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Stögbauer (Biologie)1, Prof. Hansen (Exposition)2
Institution:
1 Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Germany
2 Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering, Bergische Universitaet Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, Germany
Duration:
2001 - 2004
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Download (Biology), Text (pdf, 358 KB)
Download (Biology), Diagramme (pdf, 2,01 MB)
Download (Exposure), Part 1 (pdf, 2,14 MB)
Download (Exposure), Part 2+3 (pdf, 576 KB)
Publications:
("peer reviewed"):

"A generic UMTS test signal for RF bio-electromagnetic studies."
Ndoumbè Mbonjo Mbonjo, H., Streckert, J.; Bitz, A.; Hansen, V.; Glasmachers, A.; Gencol, S.; Rozic, D.: Bioelectromagnetics, Vol. 21, No. 6, 2004, pp. 415-425.

Abstracts PubMed

"Effects of universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) electromagntetic fields on the blood- brain barrier in vitro."
Franke, H.; Streckert, J.; Bitz, A.; Ringelstein, E.B.; Goeke, J.; Hansen, V.; Nattkamper, H.; Galla, H.J.; Stögbauer, F.: Radiation Research Vol. 164, No. 3, 2005, pp.258-269.

Abstracts PubMed

"Electromagnetic fields (GSM 1800) do not alter blood-brain barrier permeability to sucrose (in vitro) in models with high barrier tightness."
Franke, H.; Ringelstein E.B.; Stögbauer F.(2005): Bioelectromagnetics, Vol. 26, pp. 529-535

Abstract PubMed

Other sources :
WHO-Database
EMF-Portal (Mbonjo Mbonjo et al.)
EMF-Portal (Franke, Streckert et al.)
EMF-Portal (Franke, Ringelstein et al.)

Titel: Semiconductor Microstructures for the Investigation of Radio Frequency Field Effects on Adherent Cells in Physiological Media
Principle Investigator:
Prof. Fuhr
Institution:
Institute of Biology, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Duration:
1997 - 1999
Abstract:
Not yet available
Factsheets:
Download
Final reports:
Download (pdf, 7,3 MB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

FGF Newsletter, April 2001 (pdf, 508 KB)

Publication
("peer reviewed"):

"Cultivation of cells under strong ac-electric field - differentiation between heating and transmembrane potential effects."
Glasser, H.; Fuhr, G. in: Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics 47, 1998, pp. 301-310.

"Electric field calibration in micro-electrode chambers by temperature measurements."
Glasser, H.; Schnelle, T.; Müller, T.; Fuhr, G. in: Thermochim. Acta 333, 1999, pp. 183-190.

Other sources:
WHO-Database
EMF-Portal

Titel: Influence of EMF on Calcium Signaling in Human Lymphocytes with Special Focus on the Electrical Field Component
Principle Investigator:
Prof. Glaser
Institution:
Institute of Biology, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Duration:
1997 - 2000
Abstract:
Not yet available
Factsheets:
Download (pdf, 708 KB)
Final reports:
Download (pdf, 4,6 MB)
Download Supplemental Study on Exposure (pdf, 5,5 MB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

FGF Newsletter, April 2001 (pdf, 508 KB)

Publication
("peer reviewed"):

"The UVA light used during the fluorescence microscopy assay affects the level of intracellular calcium being measured in experiments with electric field exposure."
Ihrig, I.; Schubert, F.; Habel, B.; Haberland, L.; Glaser, R. in: Radiation Research, 152, 1999, pp. 303-311

Abstract PubMed

Other sources:
WHO-Database
EMF-Portal

Titel: Influence of RF EMF on the Electrical Properties of Ionophore-doped and -undoped Artificial Membranes (Verification Study of "EM-Field Sensor in Cell Membranes", Biological Part)
Principle Investigators:
1 Dr. Meyer (Biology),2 Prof. Detlefsen (Exposure)
Institution:
1 Institute of Physiology, University of Bonn, Germany
2 Chair of High Frequency Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Duration:
1997 - 1998
Abstract:
Not yet available
Factsheet:
Download (pdf, 203 KB)
Final Report:
Download (Biology) (pdf, 1,37 MB)
Final Report "Exposure" can be ordererd (indicate" ID 113-Detlefsen") at the FGF-office
Publication:
(not "peer reviewed")

"The conductivity of lipid bilayer membranes can be modulated by pulsed radiofrequency fields."
Achenbach, F.; Linz, K.; Detlefsen, J.; Helminger, J.; Meyer, R.: 20th Annual BEMS Meeting, 7.-11.6.1998, St. Pete's Beach, Florida / USA, Abstract Book, p. 132.
BEMS Abstract Book 1998 (pdf, 2,26 MB)

"The conductivity of lipid bilayer membranes can be modulated by pulsed radiofrequency fields."
Achenbach, F.; Linz, K.; Detlefsen, J.; Helminger, J.; Meyer, R.: 20th Annual BEMS Meeting, 7.-11.6.1998, St. Pete's Beach, Florida / USA, Abstract Book, p. 132.
BEMS Abstract Book 1998 (pdf, 2,26 MB)

Other Sources:
WHO-Database

Titel: 1. Concept and Realization of a Procedure for Coupling a High-Resolution Electromagnetic Analysis with the Heat Transfer Equation

2. Numerical Simulation by Means of a Procedure for Coupling a High-Resolution Electromagnetic Analysis with the Heat Transfer Equation

Principle Investigator:
Prof. Hansen
Institution:
Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering, Bergische Universitaet Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, Germany
Duration:
1997
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final Report:
Download (pdf, 3,5 MB)
Publication:
("peer reviewed"):

"Electromagnetic and thermal analysis for bilayer membranes exposed to RF fields."
Eibert, T. F.; Alaydrus, M.; Wilczewski, F.; Hansen, V. in: IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering 46, 1999, pp. 1013-1021.

Abstract PubMed

Other Sources:
WHO-Database
EMF-Portal

Titel: EM Field Sensor in Cell Membranes (Influence of EMF on artificial membranes)
  • Part I: Investigation of the Influence of EMF on the Electrical Field Sensor of Voltage-Controlled Ion Channels of Planar Phospholipid Membranes
  • Part II: High-Resolution Noise Analysis in the Stationary Multi-Channel Mode and Evaluation of the Power Frequency Spectra
  • Part III: Extension of the Spheroid Model for Analytical Procedures under Special Consideration of the Addition of Bound Water Layers
Principle Investigators:
Prof. Boheim1 (Biology), Prof. Hansen2 (Exposure)
Institution:
1 Department of Cell Biology, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
2 Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering, Bergische Universitaet Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, Germany
Duration:
1995 - 1997
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final Report:
Can be ordererd (indicate" ID 999-F1-Boheim") at the FGF-office
Publication:
("peer reviewed")
Submitted for publication in 2006
Publication:
(not "peer reviewed")

"Effects of high frequency electromagnetic fields on Gramicidin-A doped planar lipid membranes."
Wienand, A.; Wrobel, G.; Boheim, G. H.; Hansen, V.: Lifecom 2002, Düsseldorf, Germany, Abstract Book


Poster: "Effects of high frequency electromagnetic fields on Alamethicin-modified planar lipid membranes."
Boheim, G. H.; Wrobel, G.; Wienand, A. in: Sonderband zur Internat. Biophysiktagung, Long Beach, 2003: Biophysical Journal, 84, p. 579A


Titel: Influence of High Frequency EMF on Biological Systems
  • Part I: On Biological Molecules (Proteins, DNA) at 37° C
  • Part II: On Simple Organisms (Viruses, Bacteria) at 37° C
  • Part III: On DNA-Protein-Complexes at 4° C
Principle Investigators:
Prof. Rüger1 (Biology), Prof. Hansen2 (Exposure)
Institution:
1 Faculty of Biology, Molecular Genetics, Ruhr-University of Bochum
2 Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering, Bergische Universitaet Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, Germany
Duration:
1994 - 1996
Abstract:
Not yet available
Factsheets:
Phase I (Proteins, DNA at 37° C)
Phase II (Viruses, Bacteria at 37° C)
Phase III (DNA-Protein-Complexes at 4° C)
Final reports:
Edition Wissenschaft Nr. 8, Juni 1996 (Phase I und II) (pdf, 774 KB)
Download (Phase III) (pdf, 7,1 MB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

FGF Newsletter 4, Dezember 1997 (pdf, 225KB)

"DNA and Protein exposed to modulated Frequency Radiation."
Rüger, W.: Second World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, 8.-13.6.1997, Bologna / Italy, Abstract Book, p. 30
Abstract Book (pdf, 2 MB)

Other sources:
WHO-Database (Part I und II)
WHO-Database (Part III)


Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF
Principle Investigator:
Prof. Brinkmann
Institution:
Research Association: Electromagnetic Compatibility of Biological Systems, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Duration:
1993 - 1994
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Download (pdf, 73 KB)

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF, Part 1:
Growth Behavior of Human Leucemia Cells (Promyelocytes) Influenced by Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (1.8 GHz and 900 MHz, 217 Hz pulse modulated): Investigation of Cancer Promoting Effects

Principle Investigators:
Prof. Dulce, Dr. Fitzner
Institution:
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Clinics of the Free University of Berlin, Germany
Duration:
1993 - 1994
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Edition Wissenschaft 1, November 1995 (pdf, 194 KB)
Other sources:
WHO-Database

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF, Part 2:
The Influence of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields on the Calcium-Homeostasis of Heart Muscle Cells and Lymphocytes (900 MHz and 1.8 GHz)

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Meyer
Institution:
Institute of Physiology II, University of Bonn, Germany
Duration:
1993 - 1994
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Download (pdf, 5,5 MB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

Edition Wissenschaft 2, December 1995 (pdf, 615 KB)

Publication
("peer reviewed"):

"Calcium homeostasis of isolated heart muscle cells exposed to pulsed high-frequency electromagnetic fields."
Wolke, S.; Neibig, U.; Elsner, R.; Gollnick, F.; Meyer, R. in: Bioelectromagnetics 17, 1996, pp. 144-153.

Abstract PubMed

Other sources:
WHO-Database
EMF-Portal

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF, Part 3:
Cell Proliferation, Sister Chromatid Exchange, Chromosomal Aberrations, Micronuclei and Mutation Rate of the HGPRT Locus after the Exposure of Human Peripheral Lymphocytes to RF EMF (440 MHz, 900 MHz and 1.8 GHz)

Principle Investigator:
Prof. Eberle
Institution:
Institute of Human Biology, Department of Human Genetics and Cytogenetics, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Duration:
1993 - 1994
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Edition Wissenschaft 4, Februar 1996 (pdf, 200 KB)
Other sources:
WHO-Database

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF, Part 4:
Conception and Design of the RF Exposure Setups for Parts 1, 2 and 3

Principle Investigator:
Prof. Elsner, Dr. Neibig
Institution:
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Nachrichtentechnik
Duration:
1993 - 1994
Abstract:
Noch nicht verfügbar
Final report:
Download (pdf, 2,02 MB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

Edition Wissenschaft 3, Januar 1996 (pdf, 362 KB)


Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF, Part 5:
Growth Behavior of Human Leucemia Cells (HL-60 Cells) Influenced by Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (380 MHz, pulsed with 17.65 Hz; 900 MHz and 1.8 GHz, pulsed with 217 Hz each time): Investigation of Cancer Promoting Effects

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Fitzner
Institution:
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Clinics of the Free University of Berlin, Germany
Duration:
1995 - 1996
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Download (pdf, 1,57 MB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

Edition Wissenschaft 1, November 1995 (pdf, 194 KB)

"2450 MHz microwave effects on proliferation of human HL-60 and BL-70 tumor cells."
Schlatterer, K.; Langer, E.; Tauber, R.; Brinkmann, K.; Fitzner, R. in: 21st Annual BEMS Meeting, 20.-24.6.1999, Long Beach, California / USA, Abstract Book pp. 112-113
BEMS Abstract Book, (pdf, 2,31MB)

Other sources:
WHO-Database

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF, Part 6
In Vitro Study on Cytological Effects of RF EMF on Human Lymphocytes

Principle Investigator:
Prof. Obé, Dipl.-Biol. Antonopoulos
Institution:
Institute of Genetics, University of Essen, Germany
Duration:
1995 - 1996
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Edition Wissenschaft 14, Juni 1998 (pdf, 367 KB)
Publication
("peer reviewed"):

"Effects of High-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields on Human Lymphocytes in vitro."
Antonopoulos, A.; Obé, G., Eisenbrandt, H. in: Mutation Research 395, 1997, pp. 209-214.

Abstract PubMed

Other sources:
WHO-Database
EMF-Portal

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF, Part 7:
The Influence of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields of Mobile Communication on Membrane Potential and Membrane Currents of Heart Muscle Cells
(180 MHz, 900 MHz and 1.8 GHz)

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Meyer
Institution:
Institute of Physiology II, University of Bonn, Germany
Duration:
1995 - 1996
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Download (pdf, 5,5 MB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

Edition Wissenschaft 13, Juni 1997 (pdf, 212 KB)

Publication:
("peer reviewed"):

"Membrane potential and membrane currents of isolated heart muscle cells exposed to pulsed radio frequency electromagnetic fields."
Linz, K. W.; v. Westphalen, C.; Streckert, J.; Hansen, V.; Meyer, R. in: Bioelectromagnetics 20, 1999,
pp. 497-511

Abstract PubMed

Other sources :
EMF-Portal

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF, Part 8
Conception and Design of the RF Exposure Setups for Parts 6 and 7

Principle Investigator:
Prof. Hansen
Institution:
Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering, Bergische Universitaet Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, Germany
Duration:
1995 - 1996
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Edition Wissenschaft 14, Juni 1998 (pdf, 367 KB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

"Technical Aspects of experiments on biological effects of RF-Fields."
Hansen, V. in: Second World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, 8.-13.6.1997, Bologna / Italy, Abstract Book, p. 31
Abstract Book (pdf, 2 MB)

Other sources:
WHO-Database (Exposure for Part 5)
WHO-Database (Exposure for Part 6)

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF:
Influence of High Frequency EMF on Cultivated Human T-Lymphocytes (Jurkat)

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Meyer
Institution:
Institute of Physiology II, University of Bonn, Germany
Duration:
1994 - 1995
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Download (pdf, 892 KB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

Edition Wissenschaft 10, August 1996 (pdf, 405 KB)

"The influence of high-frequency electromagnetic fields on the calcium signaling in excitable and non-excitable cells"
Meyer, R.; Gollnick, F.; Linz, K. W.; v. Westphalen, C.; Wolke, S.: Second World Congress for Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, 8.-13.6.1997, Bologna / Italy, Abstract Book, p. 32.
Abstract Book (pdf, 2 MB)

Other sources:
WHO-Database

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF:
RF Exposure Setups of the Concerted Research Project for Parts 2, 5 and 6

Principle Investigator:
Prof. Elsner, Dr. Eisenbrandt, Dr. Storbeck
Institution:
Institute for Telecommunications Technology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Duration:
1995 - 1996
Abstract:
Not yet availabel
Final report:
Download (pdf, 863 KB)
Publication
(not "peer reviewed"):

"Exposure installations of the second project."
Eisenbrandt, H.; Grigat, J. P.; Zemann, E.; Elsner, R.; Dehmel, G.; Storbeck, W. in: Brinkmann, K.; Friedrich, G. (Editors), Electromagnetic compatibility of biological systems, VDE-Verlag GmbH, 1997, Berlin, pp. 74-101.

Other sources:
WHO-Database (Exposure for Part 2)
WHO-Database
(Exposure for Part 5)
WHO-Database (Exposure for Part 6)

Titel: Concerted Research Project: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency EMF:
Partial Report on the Investigated BOS ("Agencies and Organizations with Security Tasks") Radio Frequencies

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Gollnick
Institution:
Institute of Physiology II, University of Bonn, Germany
Duration:
1996 - 1997
Abstract:
Not yet available
Final report:
Edition Wissenschaft 13, Juni 1997 (pdf, 212 KB)
Other sources:
WHO-Database (Part 1)
WHO-Database (Part 6)