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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 692-701
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.692.701
 
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The Effects of Electromagnetic Field on the Microstructure of Seminal Vesicles in Rat: A Light and Transmission Electron Microscope Study
Amir Afshin Khaki, Sina Zarrintan, Arash Khaki and Afshin Zahedi

Abstract:
In the industrial world, almost everyone is unavoidably exposed to ambient electromagnetic field (EMF) generated from various technical and household appliances. Controversy exists about the effects of EMF on various tissues of the living bodies. Seminal vesicles as one of these accessory glands play an important role in natural seminal fluid formation and the effects of EMF on its tissue is worthy of investigation. In order to examine this 30 rat were selected and kept for one weeks in quarantine and 15 (experimental group) were exposed to 50 Hz (non-ionizing radiation) during postnatal life for 2 months. The materials were processed and observed under a light and transmission electron microscope. In the experimental rats epithelial and basal cells showed significant destructions presented by heterochromatin and dense nuclei. Cell debris and abnormal areas was recognizable in the stromal connective tissue. Obvious vacuolization was present within the epithelial cell cytoplasm and also between the cellular organelles. The nuclei of the endothelial cells of the blood vessels were more rigid and endothelial cell cytoplasm contained a lot of vacuoles and pinoctotic vesicles. The results suggested that EMF exposure may cause profound changes in the vesicle seminal tissues. Therefore exposure to EMF may result in pathological changes that lead to sub fertility and infertility.
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How to cite this article:

Amir Afshin Khaki, Sina Zarrintan, Arash Khaki and Afshin Zahedi, 2008. The Effects of Electromagnetic Field on the Microstructure of Seminal Vesicles in Rat: A Light and Transmission Electron Microscope Study. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 692-701.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.692.701

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2008.692.701

 
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