The heat shock protein 60 was examined as increased levels of this protein expressed by endothelial cells have been hypothesized to play an important role in the development of blood vessels sclerosis.
The cells were exposed to magnetic field alone or co-exposed before/after heat shock (30 minutes at 42°C).
Exposure duration: 6 h, 24 h continuous
|Exposure duration||6 h, 24 h continuous|
|magnetic flux density||700 µT||-||measured||-||-|
No significant changes in Hsp60 expression were observed neither in endothelial cells exposed to magnetic field alone nor in cells stressed by heat shock before or after exposure to magnetic field.
Therefore, the exposure to magnetic field is not considered to be a risk factor for the sclerosis of blood vessels.