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Abstract Title:

Electromagnetic field exposure (50 Hz) impairs response to noxious heat in American cockroach.

Abstract Source:

J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2018 06 ;204(6):605-611. Epub 2018 May 2. PMID: 29721708

Abstract Author(s):

Justyna Maliszewska, Patrycja Marciniak, Hanna Kletkiewicz, Joanna Wyszkowska, Anna Nowakowska, Justyna Rogalska

Article Affiliation:

Justyna Maliszewska

Abstract:

Exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) induces physiological changes in organism that are observed at different levels-from biochemical processes to behavior. In this study, we evaluated the effect of EMF exposure (50 Hz, 7 mT) on cockroach's response to noxious heat, measured as the latency to escape from high ambient temperature. We also measured the levels of lipid peroxidation and glutathione content as markers of oxidative balance in cockroaches exposed to EMF. Our results showed that exposure to EMF for 24, 72 h and 7 days significantly increases the latency to escape from noxious heat. Malondialdehyde (MDA) levels increased significantly after 24-h EMF exposure and remained elevated up to 7 days of exposure. Glutathione levels significantly declined in cockroaches exposed to EMF for 7 days. Theseresults demonstrate that EMF exposure is a considerable stress factor that affects oxidative state and heat perception in American cockroach.

Study Type : Insect Study

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