Influence of 50 Hz frequency sinusoidal magnetic field on the blood-brain barrier permeability of diabetic rats

Oztas B., Kalkan T., Tuncel H.

BIOELECTROMAGNETICS, vol.25, no.5, pp.400-402, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/bem.20030
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.400-402
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The combined effects of diabetes and a 50 Hz, 5 mT RMS flux density sinusoidal magnetic field for 8 h a day, for 21 consecutive days on the permeation of Evans-blue dye through the blood-brain barrier were studied in male Wistar albino rats. Our results suggest that magnetic field has no effect on the blood-brain barrier permeability in normoglycemic animals, but that diabetic rats are vulnerable to magnetic fields. (C) 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.