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Bioelectrochemistry. 2002 May 15;56(1-2):223-5.

The effects of low level microwaves on the fluidity of photoreceptor cell membrane.

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  • 1Biophysics Research Department, Carol Davila Medical University, P.O. Box 15-205 Bucharest, Romania. dpologea@fx.ro

Abstract

Due to the extensive use of electromagnetic fields in everyday life, more information is required for the detection of mechanisms of interaction and the possible side effects of electromagnetic radiation on the structure and function of the organism. In this paper, we study the effects of low-power microwaves (2.45 GHz) on the membrane fluidity of rod photoreceptor cells. The retina is expected to be very sensitive to microwave irradiation due to the polar character of the photoreceptor cells [Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1273 (1995) 217] as well as to its high water content [Stud. Biophys. 81 (1981) 39].

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