Melatonin modulates 900 MHz microwave-induced lipid peroxidation changes in rat brain


Koylu H., Mollaoglu H., Ozguner F., Nazyrodlu M., Delibalp N.

TOXICOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL HEALTH, vol.22, no.5, pp.211-216, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1191/0748233706th263oa
  • Title of Journal : TOXICOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-216

Abstract

Microwaves ( MW) from cellular phones may affect biological systems by increasing free radicals, which may enhance lipid peroxidation levels of the brain, thus leading to oxidative damage. Melatonin is synthesized in and secreted by the pineal gland at night and exhibits anti-oxidant properties. Several studies suggest that supplementation with anti-oxidant can influence MW-induced brain damage. The present study was designed to determine the effects of MW on the brain lipid peroxidation system, and the possible protective effects of melatonin on brain degeneration induced by MW.