Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Measure of enzymatic activity coincident with 2450 MHz microwave exposure med./bio.

Published in: J Microw Power 1975; 10 (3): 315-320

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The in vitro activity of three different enzymes from different organisms were measured during exposure to 2450 MHz microwaves.

Background/further details

Enzymes studied were: a) adenylate kinase from rat liver mitochondria and rabbit muscle, b) glucose 6-phosphat dehydrogenase from human red blood cells (erythrocytes) and yeast, and c) membrane bound NADPH cytochrome c reductase from rat liver microsomes.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: CW
Exposure duration: 5 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 5 min
Modulation type CW
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup microwave beam perpendicular to light path, irradiation through top of open sample cuvette; carbon-impregnated plastic foam along the sides of sample cuvette
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 42 W/kg - - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The enzymatic activities for all investigated enzymes did not differ between unexposed control and microwave-irradiated samples.

Study character:

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