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Terrestrial and Lunar Gravitational Forces upon the Mass of a Cell: Relevance to Cell Function

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The gravitational force between the mass of an average mammalian cell and the earth is in the order of a picoNewton. When applied across the plasma membrane the energy is within the domain of 10-20 J that is associated with the distance between forces of ions that are correlated with the membrane potential. Solutions for velocity and acceleration are congruent with known properties of the ion channel and cell membrane. The differences in gravitational forces between lunar perigee and apogee are within the 10-20 J range when applied across distances that constitute neuronal processes. Calculations of the ratio of gravitational force to a specific range of intensities of rotating experimental magnetic fields produce equivalent electric dipole moments (A∙m) that are within the same order of magnitude as that measured for single post-synaptic potentials. These values match the energies associated with pressures within the cell volume according to Borowski’s gravitational theory. The solutions may explain a robust behavioral effect reported over 40 years ago that indicated a powerful interaction between forces associated with lunar distances at the birth of rats exposed prenatally to rotating magnetic fields. Although the energies may be small the contributions from subtle changes in gravitational forces are within the operative range for those that influence cell function.


International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 21)
M. A. Persinger, "Terrestrial and Lunar Gravitational Forces upon the Mass of a Cell: Relevance to Cell Function", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 21, pp. 15-21, 2014
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November 2013

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