Prenatal exposure to magnetic field increases dopamine levels in the striatum of offspring

Byung Cheon Lee, Guoying Bing, Wang Kee Jhoo Chunchon, Joo Mae Yoon, Kee Seok Kang, Eun Joo Shin, Won Ki Kim, Kwang Ho Ko, Hyoung Chun Kim

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Abstract

1. The putative effects of prenatal exposure to magnetic field (MF) have recently received much interest. In the present study, mice were exposed to a MF of 50 mT during gestation (0-19 days). 2. After the exposure was terminated, mothers and offspring were returned to normal laboratory conditions. We then determined changes in striatal levels of dopamine (DA) and its metabolite 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) in the offspring. 3. Our results indicate that prenatal exposure to MF increases levels of DA and DOPAC in the striatum at 4, 8 and 12 weeks postnatally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-886
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dopamine
  • Magnetic field
  • Perinatal effect
  • Striatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology (medical)

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