Studies on antioxidant enzymes in mice exposed to pulsed electromagnetic fields

Eraslan G., Bilgili A., Akdogan M., Yarsan E., Essiz D., Altintas L.

ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, vol.66, no.2, pp.287-289, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


In this study, 56 female albino mice weighing 30-35 g were used. The animals were divided into a control and an experimental group. The animals in the experimental group were subjected to a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) with a field magnitude of 50 Hz and 2 mT for 8 h each day between 0900 and 1700 for 90 days. In both control and experimental groups, blood was sampled at 45, 60, and 90 days in heparinized tubes and erythrocyte malondialdehyde levels, and superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, catalase, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activities were determined. The results revealed that the PEMF applied chronically within the given period and field magnitude does not cause oxidative damage. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.