Oxidative damage in the kidney induced by 900-MHz-emitted mobile phone: Protection by melatonin

Oktem F., Ozguner F., Mollaoglu H., Koyu A., Uz E.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.36, no.4, pp.350-355, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.arcmed.2005.03.021
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.350-355
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Background. The mobile phones emitting 900-MHz electromagnetic radiation (EMR) may be mainly absorbed by kidneys because they are often carried in belts. Melatonin, the chief secretory product of the pineal gland, was recently found to be a potent free radical scavenger and antioxidant. The aim of this study was to examine 900-MHz mobile phone-induced oxidative stress that promotes production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on renal tubular damage and the role of melatonin on kidney tissue against possible oxidative damage in rats.