Stereological Study on the Effect of Carnosine on of Purkinje Cells in the Cerebellum of Rats Exposed to 900 MHz Electromagnetic Field

Arslan A., Acer N., Kesici H., Sonmez M. F., Ertekin T., Gultekin M., ...More

Turkish Neurosurgery, vol.32, no.4, pp.618-624, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.35313-21.2
  • Journal Name: Turkish Neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.618-624
  • Keywords: Carnosine, Cerebellum, Electromagnetic field, Purkinje cell, Stereology, Rats, PRENATAL EXPOSURE, ALCOHOL EXPOSURE, MOBILE PHONE, NUMBER, BRAIN, EFFICIENCY, ISCHEMIA, NEURONS, DAMAGE
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


© 2022. Turkish Neurosurgery.All Rights ReservedAIM: To evaluate the impact of carnosine on Purkinje neurons in rats exposed to a 900 Mhz electromagnetic field. MATERIAL and METHODS: This study evaluated 24 rats divided into the following three different groups: a control group, a group exposed to the electromagnetic field, and a group that was injected with carnosine while being exposed to the electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field group was exposed to a 900 Mhz electromagnetic field for an hour daily over 28 days. Thereafter, stereological analysis was performed histologically on cerebellar sections, and the number of Purkinje cells were counted. RESULTS: The electromagnetic field group had remarkably fewer Purkinje cell compared to control. The electromagnetic field group plus 20 mg of carnosine had significantly more total Purkinje cells compared to the electromagnetic field group (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: The present study showed that electromagnetic field exposure decreases the number of Purkinje cell, whereas carnosine protected the cerebellum from neural damage induced by electromagnetic field exposure.