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ThinkMind // GLOBAL HEALTH 2013, The Second International Conference on Global Health Challenges // View article global_health_2013_1_40_50106


Effect of GSM Electromagnetic Waves on the Activity, Morphology, and Structure of Skeletal Muscles

Authors:
Wiam Ramadan
Hassan Khachfe
Lina Sabra
Khalil Abou Saleh
Mehnieh Baccouri
Mohammed Moustafa ElSayed
Lina Ismail
Eric Esteve
Wissam H Joumaa

Keywords: GSM electromagnetic waves; skeletal muscles; proteins content; testosterone level; MHC isoforms

Abstract:
The use of cellular technology is overwhelming our lives these days. GSM waves - the basis of cellular technology - are high frequency, high energy electromagnetic waves that may pause as a threat to man. The current work studies the effect of such waves on two types of skeletal muscles, the slow and fast twitching muscles. The activity, morphology, and structure of the affected muscles are studied and analyzed against control. Our results shows that in both muscles, there were changes in the distribution of muscles proteins and in the percentage of MHC isoforms suggesting that the GSM antenna relay affects the plasticity of skeletal muscle fiber by transforming slow type to faster one.

Pages: 17 to 22

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2013

Publication date: November 17, 2013

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4553

ISBN: 978-1-61208-314-8

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: from November 17, 2013 to November 21, 2013

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