Effects of low electromagnetic waves on thymus size, testis and body weight and therapeutic role of vitamin C in mice

Document Type: Conference Proceedings

Authors

1 MSc, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology Technology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran.

4 MSc medical physics, Department of Radiology Technology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Results of several studies on different effects of electromagnetic waves reveal that change of field intensity, even milli tesla has various biological effects, therefore investigation on electromagnetic effects can be done in very wide range. In this research, amount of these effects on biomass, thymus, testis and therapeutic role of vitamin C in improvement of changes caused by electromagnetic field, have been studied.
Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, 24 adult male mice (Balb/C) were divided into 3 groups. The control group consist of 8 mice were kept in normal conditions. The group exposure to Electromagnetic field consist of 8 mice, which were exposed to ELF (50Hz, 4Mt) for 15 days (4 hours per day), and the group that exposure to Electromagnetic field supplemented with vitamin C, contains 8 mice that were exposed to ELF (50Hz, 4Mt) for 15 days (4 hours per day) and 0.5 cc vitamin C were injected intraperitoneally 7 times. This injection was done 3 times a week. After 15 days, mice were anesthetized by chloroform, following careful dissection, organs were splitted over then this samples were dissected and measured. Data was analyzed using one way ANOVA test.
Results: The results show electromagnetic waves lead a significant reduction in body weight and receive appropriate dose of vitamin C may have therapeutic role which reduce damages caused by 50 Hz/4 mT on Balb/C male adult mice.
Conclusion: According to this research exposure to electromagnetic waves reduces thymus and testis weight significantly which may root in reduced cell division and inhibition of apoptosis, so simultaneous deliver if vitamin C didn’t show significant effect on thymus and testis.

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