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Volume 4, Pages 70-74
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2004.180
Research Article

The Effects of 910-MHz Electromagnetic Field on Rat Cranial Arachnoid and Dura Mater Collagen. The Axial Periodicity of Collagen Fibrils

Laboratory of Medical Physics, Medical School, Ioannina University, 45110 Ioannina, Greece

Received 4 June 2004; Revised 5 July 2004; Accepted 5 July 2004

Copyright © 2004 Margaret Tzaphlidou and Evangelos Fotiou.

Abstract

The axial periodicity of rat arachnoid and dura mater collagen fibrils exposed to 910 MHz for 2 h/day for 30 consecutive days was measured by means of image analysis of electron-optical data. Such measurements were compared with those from sham-exposed animals. These measurements reveal that on exposure, the intermolecular interactions during collagen fibril assembly are affected.