Attempts to Develop an in vitro Experimental System for Detecting the Effect of Stimulant Emission using Cultured Human Cells

Author: Yamauchi Masatake 1//Saito Toshiyuki 1//Yamamoto Mikio 2//Hirasawa Masahiko 2
Genome Research Group, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan [1]//Division of Radiation Research, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan [2]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1996
Other: Volume ID: 14 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 266-271 , Special Notes: Also in Japanese. Proceedings of First Symposium of Life Information Science, without peer review. , Word Count: 154

The ability of certain individuals to cure various diseases and
injuries using the effect of stimulant emission (ESE) has been argued
for a long time, and the mechanism of the putative ESE is not clear.
Moreover, it is widely believed that the existence of ESE itself is
doubtful. However, assuming that ESE has a positive therapeutic effect,
we designed simple experimental systems that may be able to detect the
putative ESE by a colony-formation assay using cultured human cells
exposed to chemical compounds or ionizing radiations that have a lethal
effect on cell growth. We report here the results of two pilot
experiments using G418 as a lethal compound and X ray as ionizing
radiation. Although an enhancement of colony formation by ESE was not
detected in the G418 experiment, a slight increase in the number of
colonies formed was observed in the X ray irradiation experiment,
possibly caused by the putative ESE.