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Abstract Title:

Effect of long-term pulsed electromagnetic field exposure on hepatic and immunologic functions of rats.

Abstract Source:

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2015 Dec ;127(23-24):959-62. Epub 2015 Apr 25. PMID: 25910613

Abstract Author(s):

Bao-lin Li, Wei Li, Jia-Qi Bi, Jian-gang Zhao, Zhi-Wei Qu, Chen Lin, Song-Lin Yang, Qing-gang Meng, Qi Yue

Article Affiliation:

Bao-lin Li

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: In this report, the effects of long-term pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) exposure on hepatic and immunologic functions were examined.

METHODS: Male rats were randomly divided into four groups: a control group and three experimental groups exposed to a 50-Hz PEMF at 5, 10, or 20 mT for 10 weeks.

RESULTS: Compared with the control group, activities of serum alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase and concentrations of serum, liver, and spleen Metabolism of lipid peroxidation (MDA) in the 10- and 20-mT PEMF groups were significantly increased. The activities of Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) in the serum, liver, and spleen and concentrations of serum immunoglobulins were significantly decreased.

CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate that long-term exposure to PEMF can lead to oxidative damage of the liver and spleen.

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