Accession Number : AD0443679

Title :   ACTIVITY CHANGES IN ALPHA-AMYLASE SOLUTIONS FOLLOWING THEIR EXPOSURE TO RADIO-FREQUENCY ENERGY,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Korteling, Gerhard J. ; Bach, Sven A.

Report Date : 23 MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A brief review of previous experiments with radio-frequency and microwave exposure of proteins is presented. Experiments with alphaamylase at fixed frequency, varying the temperature, at fixed temperature, varying the frequency in steps, and at fixed temperature, varying the frequency continuously with automatic analysis and recording are described. It appears that this enzyme can be deactivated by r.f. energy and that both temperature and frequency are important variables. The bandwidth of these effects appears to be extremely narrow. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION EFFECTS, ENZYMES), (*ENZYMES, RADIATION EFFECTS), RADIOFREQUENCY, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, TEMPERATURE, MICROWAVES, PROTEINS, RADIOBIOLOGY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE