Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Suppression of natural killer cell activity on Candida stellatoidea by a 50 Hz magnetic field. med./bio.

Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2006; 25 (2): 79-85

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study natural killer cell activity in splenocytes (splenic cells) of guinea pigs (10 exposed; 9 controls) after exposure to a 50 Hz magnetic field.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: repeated daily exposure, 4 h/day for 5 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration repeated daily exposure, 4 h/day for 5 days
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup 10 guinea pigs were housed in the center of the coils, 2 per plastic cage; magnetic field lines perpendicular to the bottom plane of the animal`s cage
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 2 mT - measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Natural killer cell cytotoxic activity was decreased in exposed animals compared to the control group. The data suggests that natural killer cell activity can be suppressed by a 50 Hz magnetic field.

Study character:

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