Effects of microwaves (900 MHz) on peroxidase systems: A comparison between lactoperoxidase and horseradish peroxidase

Mario Barteri, Roberta De Carolis, Fiorenzo Marinelli, Goliardo Tomassetti, Linda Celeste Montemiglio

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Abstract

This work shows the effects of exposure to an electromagnetic field at 900 MHz on the catalytic activity of the enzymes lactoperoxidase (LPO) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP). Experimental evidence that irradiation causes conformational changes of the active sites and influences the formation and stability of the intermediate free radicals is documented by measurements of enzyme kinetics, circular dichroism spectroscopy (CD) and cyclic voltammetry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126 - 133
Number of pages8
JournalElectromagnetic Biology and Medicine
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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