Investigation of the effects of 50 Hz magnetic fields on platelet aggregation using a modified aggregometer


SAĞDİLEK E. , Sebik O., Celebi G.

ELECTROMAGNETIC BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, vol.31, no.4, pp.382-393, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15368378.2012.681822
  • Title of Journal : ELECTROMAGNETIC BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.382-393
  • Keywords: Electromagnetic Fields, Platelet Aggregation, Optical Aggregometer, FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC-FIELDS, CELL-PROLIFERATION, IN-VITRO, STIMULATION, DNA, MODULATION, PROTEIN, REDOX

Abstract

Purpose: Electromagnetic fields have various effects on intracellular calcium levels, free oxygen radicals and various enzymes. The platelet activation pathway involves an increase in intracellular calcium levels and protein kinase C activation; and free oxygen radicals play a mediating role in this pathway. This study investigated whether 1 mT and 6 mT, 50 Hz magnetic fields had any effects on platelet aggregation.