Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Qualitative enzyme histochemistry and microanalysis reveals changes in ultrastructural distribution of calcium and calcium-activated ATPases after microwave irradiation of the medial habenula med./bio.

Published in: Acta Neuropathol 1996; 92 (4): 362-368

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the ultrastructural distribution of calcium and calcium-activated ATPases by electron microscopy in the medial habenula of mice after 3 h whole body irradiation with 16 Hz modulated 2450 MHz microwaves.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1:
  • unspecified
Modulation type: AM
Exposure duration: continuous for 3 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
  • unspecified
Exposure duration continuous for 3 h
Modulation type AM
Modulation frequency 16 Hz
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Chamber circular plastic container (23 cm diameter, 5 cm high, divided into 10 cages)
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 1 mW/cm² - - - -

Reference articles

  • Somosy Z et al. (1993): Effects of modulated and continuous microwave irradiation on pyroantimonate precipitable calcium content in junctional complex of mouse small intestine

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Low frequency modulated 2450 MHz microwave irradiation was capable to modify the distribution of calcium ions in the CNS and independently influenced the activity of calcium-dependent ATPases.

Study character:

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