Studies on antioxidant enzymes in mice exposed to pulsed electromagnetic fields

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2007 Feb;66(2):287-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2006.01.001. Epub 2006 Feb 28.

Abstract

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 8h 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.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Catalase / blood
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Erythrocytes / metabolism
  • Female
  • Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase / blood
  • Glutathione Peroxidase / blood
  • Hemoglobins / metabolism
  • Malondialdehyde / blood
  • Mice
  • Superoxide Dismutase / blood

Substances

  • Hemoglobins
  • Malondialdehyde
  • Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase
  • Catalase
  • Glutathione Peroxidase
  • Superoxide Dismutase