First Open Access paper from our research group

Our Open Access paper titled “Pre-exposure to 50 Hz magnetic fields modifies menadione-induced genotoxic effects in human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells” was published in PLoS ONE journal yesterday. I am so happy that we started a new era in our publishing strategy to choose an Open Access forum for our paper.

Open Access (OA) is the present day and the future of scientific publishing. OA provides papers freely to everyone. This is a very important principle in science and it will ensure that the scientific papers are not entitled to those who have a personal or a institutional subscription for a specific scientific journal. Everyone may read and download a pdf file of the Open Access paper provided that the original authors and source are credited.

Here is the conclusion of our paper:

” The results confirm our previous findings showing that pre-exposure to MFs as low as 100 µT alters cellular responses to menadione, and show that increased genotoxicity results from such interaction. The present findings also indicate that complementary data at several chronological points may be critical for understanding the MF effects on DNA damage, repair, and post-repair integrity of the genome.”

I’ll invite you to utilize the possibilities of Open Access and read and download our paper. It should be cited this way:

Luukkonen J, Liimatainen A, Höytö A, Juutilainen J, Naarala J, 2011 Pre-Exposure to 50 Hz Magnetic Fields Modifies Menadione-Induced Genotoxic Effects in Human SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cells. PLoS ONE 6(3): e18021. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018021

Here is the direct link to our paper.

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One comment

  1. What an interesting topic my friend, the use of electrics in today’s world is every where, this will be interesting to read on the genotoxicity of weak B-fields. Though I have to admit I’m unfamiliar with menadione, but I’m sure I’ll get it from reading your article. Awesome stuff and congrats on the publication.

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