Martin Blank

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic fields may act directly on DNA
    M Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Biochem 75:369-74. 1999
  2. doi request reprint Electromagnetic fields and health: DNA-based dosimetry
    Martin Blank
    Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, 630 W 168 St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Electromagn Biol Med 31:243-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint DNA is a fractal antenna in electromagnetic fields
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    Int J Radiat Biol 87:409-15. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Protein and DNA reactions stimulated by electromagnetic fields
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Electromagn Biol Med 27:3-23. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint A mechanism for stimulation of biosynthesis by electromagnetic fields: charge transfer in DNA and base pair separation
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Physiol 214:20-6. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint The Precautionary Principle must be guided by EMF research
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Electromagn Biol Med 25:203-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint BEMS, WHO, and the precautionary principle
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics 28:242-3; discussion 243-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Do electromagnetic fields interact with electrons in the Na,K-ATPase?
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics 26:677-83. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Initial interactions in electromagnetic field-induced biosynthesis
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Physiol 199:359-63. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic acceleration of the Belousov-Zhabotinski reaction
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, 630 W 168 Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Bioelectrochemistry 61:93-7. 2003

Collaborators

  • Isaac George
  • H Lin
  • Reba Goodman
  • David Weisbrot
  • Matthew S Geddis
  • Richard T Ambron
  • Susan E Hodge
  • Spiro P Pantazatos
  • Avary Lin-Ye
  • Priya J Wickramaratne
  • Lin Ye

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic fields may act directly on DNA
    M Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Biochem 75:369-74. 1999
    ..In this paper, we review several lines of evidence that support this hypothesis...
  2. doi request reprint Electromagnetic fields and health: DNA-based dosimetry
    Martin Blank
    Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, 630 W 168 St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Electromagn Biol Med 31:243-9. 2012
    ..A safety standard for exposure to a wide range of non ionizing frequencies can be based on the documented changes in DNA biochemistry that arise from interactions with EMF...
  3. doi request reprint DNA is a fractal antenna in electromagnetic fields
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    Int J Radiat Biol 87:409-15. 2011
    ..To review the responses of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to electromagnetic fields (EMF) in different frequency ranges, and characterise the properties of DNA as an antenna...
  4. doi request reprint Protein and DNA reactions stimulated by electromagnetic fields
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Electromagn Biol Med 27:3-23. 2008
    ..It appears likely that weak EMF can control and amplify biological processes through their effects on charge distribution...
  5. ncbi request reprint A mechanism for stimulation of biosynthesis by electromagnetic fields: charge transfer in DNA and base pair separation
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Physiol 214:20-6. 2008
    ..The characteristics of the fluctuations suggest that the applied EM fields are effectively DC pulses and that interactions extend to microwave frequencies...
  6. ncbi request reprint The Precautionary Principle must be guided by EMF research
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Electromagn Biol Med 25:203-8. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint BEMS, WHO, and the precautionary principle
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics 28:242-3; discussion 243-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Do electromagnetic fields interact with electrons in the Na,K-ATPase?
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics 26:677-83. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Initial interactions in electromagnetic field-induced biosynthesis
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Physiol 199:359-63. 2004
    ..The frequency response of several EM sensitive biological systems suggests that EM fields require repetition and are most effective at frequencies that coincide with natural rhythms of the processes affected...
  10. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic acceleration of the Belousov-Zhabotinski reaction
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, 630 W 168 Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Bioelectrochemistry 61:93-7. 2003
    ..A mechanism based on interaction with moving electrons offers a way of explaining the ability of EM fields to stimulate gene expression, in particular the stress response, since electrons have been shown to move in DNA...
  11. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic acceleration of electron transfer reactions
    M Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Biochem 81:278-83. 2001
    ..In all three reactions studied, EM fields accelerate electron transfer, and appear to compete with the intrinsic chemical forces driving the reactions. The MCI model provides a reasonable explanation of these observations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic initiation of transcription at specific DNA sites
    M Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Biochem 81:689-92. 2001
    ..Electron flow could also be a factor in DNA chain melting due to Joule heating...
  13. ncbi request reprint Optimal frequencies for magnetic acceleration of cytochrome oxidase and Na,K-ATPase reactions
    M Blank
    Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Bioelectrochemistry 53:171-4. 2001
    ..The greater slope indicates greater ability to adjust quickly in the low frequency range, which may be significant for optimal biological control of activity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Comment: a biological guide for electromagnetic safety: the stress response
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics 25:642-6; discussion 647-8. 2004
    ..Studies of EM field interactions with DNA and with model systems provide insight into a plausible mechanism that can be effective in ELF and RF ranges...
  15. pmc Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields activate the ERK cascade, increase hsp70 protein levels and promote regeneration in Planaria
    Reba Goodman
    Department of Pathology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Radiat Biol 85:851-9. 2009
    ..We focused on serum response element (SRE) binding through the extra-cellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) cascade...
  16. pmc Myocardial function improved by electromagnetic field induction of stress protein hsp70
    Isaac George
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Physiol 216:816-23. 2008
    ..In conclusion, non-invasive EMF induction of hsp70 preserved myocardial function and has the potential to improve tolerance to ischemic injury...
  17. ncbi request reprint Insights into electromagnetic interaction mechanisms
    Reba Goodman
    Department of Pathology, Columbia University Health Sciences, New York, New York, USA
    J Cell Physiol 192:16-22. 2002
    ..EM field induction of the stress protein hsp70 may also provide a useful biomarker for establishing a science-based safety standard for the design of cell phones and their transmission towers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of mobile phone radiation on reproduction and development in Drosophila melanogaster
    David Weisbrot
    Department of Pathology, Columbia University Health Sciences, 630 West 168 St NYC, New York 10032, USA
    J Cell Biochem 89:48-55. 2003
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic fields stress living cells
    Martin Blank
    Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Pathophysiology 16:71-8. 2009
    ..It is clear that in order to protect living cells, EMF safety limits must be changed from the current thermal standard, based on energy, to one based on biological responses that occur long before the threshold for thermal changes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Regulating genes with electromagnetic response elements
    H Lin
    Department of Pathology, Columbia University Health Sciences, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Cell Biochem 81:143-8. 2001
    ..e., there was no increase in either CAT or luciferase activity. These data support the idea that EMREs can be used as switches to regulate exogenously introduced genes in gene therapy...