Alterations in ornithine decarboxylase activity in the rat mammary gland after different periods of 50 Hz magnetic field exposure.

@article{Mevissen1999AlterationsIO,
  title={Alterations in ornithine decarboxylase activity in the rat mammary gland after different periods of 50 Hz magnetic field exposure.},
  author={Meike Mevissen and M H{\"a}ussler and Wolfgang L{\"o}scher},
  journal={Bioelectromagnetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={338-46}
}
In a series of experiments with the chemical carcinogen DMBA (7, 12-dimethyl[a]anthracene), we recently found that exposure of female Sprague-Dawley rats in 50 Hz magnetic fields (MF) in the microtesla range significantly facilitates the development and growth of mammary tumors. One possible explanation for this finding would be enhanced proliferation of breast epithelial stem cells by MF exposure, thereby increasing the sensitivity of these cells to chemical carcinogens. In line with this… CONTINUE READING