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maandag, 08 augustus 2011 - Categorie: Onderzoeken

Bron: Neurochemical Research. 2011 Aug 5.

The Effects of Single and Repeated Exposure to 2.45 GHz Radiofrequency Fields on c-Fos Protein Expression in the Paraventricular Nucleus of Rat Hypothalamus.

Jorge-Mora T, Misa-Agustio MJ, Rodrguez-Gonzlez JA, Jorge-Barreiro FJ, Ares-Pena FJ, Lpez-Martn E.

Departamento de Ciencias Morfolgicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, c/San Francisco s/n, 15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

This study investigated the effects of microwave radiation on the PVN of the hypothalamus, extracted from rat brains.

Expression of c-Fos was used to study the pattern of cellular activation in rats exposed once or repeatedly (ten times in 2 weeks) to 2.45 GHz radiation in a GTEM cell. The power intensities used were 3 and 12 W and the Finite Difference Time Domain calculation was used to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR).

High SAR triggered an increase of the c-Fos marker 90 min or 24 h after radiation, and low SAR resulted in c-Fos counts higher than in control rats after 24 h. Repeated irradiation at 3 W increased cellular activation of PVN by more than 100% compared to animals subjected to acute irradiation and to repeated non-radiated repeated session control animals.

The results suggest that PVN is sensitive to 2.45 GHz microwave radiation at non-thermal SAR levels.


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