Magneto-Biology and Medicine


Anatoly Buchachenko
Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI007000

Life is controlled by chemistry. Chemistry is not the whole life but the life is totally chemistry. Chemistry is a key to biology. Nothing in biology can be understood without chemistry and chemical reactions. There are many factors controlling biochemical reactions, however the most intriguing is the magnetic field. The ability to respond to magnetic fields is ubiquitous and universal among the five kingdoms of organisms. Magneto-biology is a field of knowledge which considers phenomena accompanying the influence of magnetic fields, permanent and alternating, on the biological systems at all levels: molecular, cellular, and whole organism.

There is no doubt that magnetic fields do the human health and feeling of well-being; the latter is a key factor stimulating both social and scientific interest in magneto-biology. This book considers numerous biological and biomedical effects of the two magnetic fields: internal fields created by magnetic nuclei, and external magnetic fields, both permanent and oscillating. It critically summarizes magnetic effects on the biological clocks, biological compass for orientation and navigation of migrating animals, the influence of cells phones on the health. It demonstrates magnetic and isotope effects on the food chains and metabolism, ecology and epidemiology. It explains the origin of trans-cranial magnetic stimulation of cognitive processes to prevent neurodegenerative disorders; it enlightens magnetic stimulation of the ATP synthesis and protein phosphorylation, magnetic control of the DNA synthesis and gene expression.

It shows how magnetic fields can be used to eliminate ATP deficiency at cardiac diseases and how to use magnetic stable isotope ions as the medical agents against hypoxia and cardiac insufficiency, as a means for controlling cell proliferation and stimulating destruction and apoptosis of the cancer cells. The uniqueness of this book is that it is focused on the chemical biology and medicine, on the discovery and analysis of chemical magneto-dependent mechanisms. This book gives a collection of scattered information, its critical analysis, generalization and explanation of physics and chemistry of magneto-biological effects as a basis for the deliberate usage in medicine (for the trans-cranial magnetic stimulation of cognitive processes and genetics, in particular).
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)



Table of Contents



Part I. Physical Bases of Magnetic Interactions

Chapter 1 – Chemistry Is Reigned by Energy and Angular Momentum (pp. 3-14)

Chapter 2 – Magnetic Control of Chemical Reactions (pp. 15-26)

Part II. Magneto-Biology

Chapter 3 – Enzymes: Nonmagnetic Isotope Effects (pp. 29-40)

Chapter 4 – Enzymes: Magnetic Field Effects (pp. 41-48)

Chapter 5 – Magneto-Reception: Cell Phones (pp. 49-50)

Chapter 6 – Magnetic Compass: Orientation and Navigation of Animals (pp. 51-54)

Chapter 7 – Biological Clocks (pp. 55-56)

Chapter 8 – Nuclear Magnetic Ecology (pp. 57-76)

Chapter 9 – Magneto-Biological Physics (pp. 77-92)

Part III. Magnetic Control of Enzymatic ATP Synthesis

Chapter 10 – ATP Synthesis by Creatine Kinase: Nuclear Magnetic Fields (pp. 95-104)

Chapter 11 – ATP Synthesis by Pyruvate and Phosphoglycerate Kinases (pp. 105-108)

Chapter 12 – ATP Synthesis in Mitochondria: Nuclear Magnetic Effects (pp. 109-112)

Chapter 13 – Magnetic Effects on the ATP Synthesis (pp. 113-118)

Chapter 14 – Energy of the ATP Synthesis (pp. 119-126)

Chapter 15 – How Do ATP Synthesizing Enzymes Function? (pp. 127-136)

Chapter 16- Do ATP Synthesizing Enzymes Function Reversibly? (pp. 137-138)

Chapter 17 – Magnetic Catalysis of the ATP Synthesis (pp. 139-144)

Chapter 18 – How to Control ATP Synthesis (pp. 145-150)

Chapter 19 – Is Enzyme Paralyzed at High Concentration of Magnesium Ions? (pp. 151-152)

Chapter 20 – Summary (pp. 153-160)

Part IV. Magnetic Control of Enzymatic DNA Synthesis

Chapter 21 – Nuclear Magnetic Fields (pp. 163-170)

Chapter 22 – Magnetic Field Effects (pp. 171-172)

Chapter 23 – Magnetic Mechanism: Chemistry (pp. 173-178)

Chapter 24 – Magnetic Mechanism: Physics (pp. 179-184)

Chapter 25 – Summary (pp. 185-188)

Part V. Magnetic Control of Protein Phosphorylation

Chapter 26 – Nucleophilic Paradigm (pp. 191-192)

Chapter 27 – Electron Transfer (pp. 193-194)

Chapter 28 – Magnetic Mechanism of Protei n Phosphorylation (pp. 195-198)

Part VI. Medicine

Chapter 29 – Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (pp. 201-204)

Chapter 30 – Medical Applications of Magnesium-25 (pp. 205-212)

Chapter 31 – Magnetic Fields and Epidemiology (pp. 213-220)

General Conclusion


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