Effects of exposure to 50Hz electric field at different strengths on oxidative stress and antioxidant enzyme activities in the brain tissue of guinea pigs


Turkozer Z., GÜLER ÖZTÜRK G., Seyhan N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY, vol.84, no.7, pp.581-590, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09553000802203606
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION BIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.581-590
  • Keywords: extremely low frequency (ELF), electric field, oxidative stress, antioxidant enzymes, FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC-FIELDS, LIPID-PEROXIDATION, OCCUPATIONAL-EXPOSURE, MAGNETIC-FIELDS, SUPEROXIDE-DISMUTASE, ADENOSINE-DEAMINASE, UTILITY WORKERS, FREE-RADICALS, RAT-BRAIN, CATALASE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible effects of varied exposure to 50Hz extremely low frequency (ELF) electric field (EF) on the lipid peroxidation levels and antioxidant enzyme activities in the brain homogenates of guinea pigs. Subjects were exposed to 2kV/m, 2.5kV/m, 3kV/m, 3.5kV/m, 4kV/m, 4.5kV/m and 5kV/m electric fields for three days, 8h a day in both vertical and horizontal directions.