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Int J Radiat Res 2007, 5(3): 119-124 Back to browse issues page
Low-power density of 950 MHz radiation does not affect long-term potentiation in rat dentate gyrus
M. Jadidi, S.M.P. Firoozabadi , A. Rashidy-Pour, B. Bolouri, Y. Fathollahi
, pourmir@modares.ac.ir
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Introduction: Over the last decade, exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic waves due to base station antenna has increased. This in vivo study was planned for evaluating the effects of whole-body exposure to 950 MHz field of GSM mobile phone system on rat dentate gyrus long-term potentiation. Materials and Methods: 24 naive male Wistar rats (3 month old, 225|ยก|25 g) were randomly divided in the three groups (sham-exposed, GSM and continuous field exposed). The exposure program was planned for 10 sessions at 3 days. Animals were exposed to electromagnetic field for 45 minutes in a circular plastic chamber (mean power density=0.835 mW/cm2). Immediately after end exposure, anesthesia was induced for long term potentiation (LTP) induction. Field potentials were recorded and analyzed using the population spike amplitude and EPSP slope for 60- min. Results: There were no significant differences in population spike amplitude, EPSP slope and EPSP slope maintenance among the three groups. Conclusion: This study provides no evidence indicating that long-term potentiation can be affected by the whole-body exposure to low-power density of 950 MHz field of GSM mobile phone system.
Keywords: Electromagnetic field, base station, long-term potentiation, dentate gyrus, rat.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Radiation Biology
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Jadidi M, Firoozabadi S, Rashidy-Pour A, Bolouri B, Fathollahi Y. Low-power density of 950 MHz radiation does not affect long-term potentiation in rat dentate gyrus. Int J Radiat Res. 2007; 5 (3) :119-124
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