Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Athermal alterations in the structure of the canalicular membrane and ATPase activity induced by thermal levels of microwave radiation. med./bio.

Published in: Radiat Res 1994; 137 (1): 52-58

Aim of study (acc. to editor)

Different alterations such as ATPase acitivity, fatty acid composition and membrane fluidity of rat liver canalicular membrane after microwave radiation were investigated.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 30 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 30 min
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber styrofoam cage 25 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 800 W/m² - - - -
SAR 72.4 W/kg - - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The decreased ATPase activity in microwave exposed animals was associated with a large decrease in the ratio of saturated to unsaturated fatty acids, which leads to an significant fluidization of the canalicular membrane.

Study character:

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