Regenerative Effects of (-)-epigallocatechin-gallate Against Hepatic Oxidative Stress Resulted by Mobile Phone Exposure

Ozgur E., Guler G., Seyhan N.

11th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MEDICON 2007), Ljubljana, Slovenya, 26 - 30 Haziran 2007, cilt.16, ss.214-217 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 16
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Ljubljana
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Slovenya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.214-217


Many in vivo and in vitro studies have been performed to investigate the biological consequences and to assess health risks of RFR (Radio Frequency Radiation) generated from mobile phones. Mechanism of RFR and oxidative damage and the question if antioxidants taken as nutrition can alter the oxidative damage of mobile phone damage are popular subjects tried to investigate. In this study, it was aimed to investigate whether the antioxidative effects of green tea catechins can inhibit RFR- induced free radical releases causing oxidative damage of proteins in guinea pigs' liver tissue. RFR generated by mobile phone with 0.81 W/kg digital SAR value operating in GSM 1800 MHz frequency. Male Guinea pigs were exposed to mobile phone radiation averaged as 11.2 V/m, measured during exposure for 20 minutes in 7 days of a week. Activities of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dimutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), and level of malondialdehyde (MDA) were measured in liver guinea pigs which divided into four groups as control, EGCG-treated, mobile phone-exposed and both mobile phone-exposed and EGCG-treated. As a result, both antioxidant enzyme activities and free radical levels of the mobile phone exposed and mobile phone exposed with EGCG groups changed significantly ( p < 0.05).