To investigate the effects of 2450 MHz (2.45 GHz) microwave irradiation on spontaneous hemolysis of human erythrocytes in vitro. Some of these cells were treated with CDNB (1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene) and/or coated with WGA-HRP conjugate (wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase conjugate) for sensing oxidative damage.
|Exposure duration||20 min|
|Duty cycle||0.02 %|
|Repetition frequency||3,333 Hz|
Microwave exposure significantly decreased spontaneous hemolysis of untreated human erythrocytes at 42°C, but had no effect at 37°C or 48°C. Microwave exposure significantly enhanced a CDNB membrane stabilizing effect at 42°C but not at 37°C or 48°C. WGA-HRP coated cells showed an increased hemolysis under microwave exposure at 42°C, whereas cells treated with both WGA-HRP and CDNB showed no fragility at 42°C and increased fragility at 48°C without a microwave effect.