Dynamics of the ion cyclotron resonance effect on amino acids adsorbed at the interfaces

N. Comisso, E. Del Giudice, A. De Ninno, M. Fleischmann, L. Giuliani, G. Mengoli, F. Merlo, G. Talpo

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In this study we show a reproduction of the Zhadin experiment, which consists of the transient increase of the electrolytic current flow across an aqueous solution of L-arginine and L-glutamic acid induced by a proper low frequency alternating magnetic field superimposed to a static magnetic field of higher strength. We have identified the mechanisms that were at the origin of the so-far poor reproducibility of the above effect: the state of polarization of the electrode turned out to be a key parameter. The electrochemical investigation of the system shows that the observed phenomenon involves the transitory activation of the anode due to ion cyclotron frequency effect, followed again by anode passivation due to the adsorption of amino acid and its oxidation products. The likely occurrence of similar ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) phenomena at biological membranes, the implications on ion circulation in living matter, and the consequent biological impact of environmental magnetic fields are eventually discussed. © 2005 Wiiey-Liss, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16 - 25
Number of pages10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Physiology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Comisso, N., Del Giudice, E., De Ninno, A., Fleischmann, M., Giuliani, L., Mengoli, G., ... Talpo, G. (2006). Dynamics of the ion cyclotron resonance effect on amino acids adsorbed at the interfaces. Bioelectromagnetics, 27(1), 16 - 25. https://doi.org/10.1002/bem.20171