INFLUENCE OF ALKALINE IONIZED WATER ON RAT ERYTHROCYTE HEXOKINASE ACTIVITY AND MYOCARDIUM

Toshi Watanabe, Yoshihiro Kishikawa, Wataru Shirai

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DOI: 10.2131/jts.22.2_141 DOI is the universal ID for this study.

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Abstract:

Alkaline ionized water (AKW) produced by the electrolysis of tap water (TPW) was given to pregnant rats throughout gestation. AKW was subsequently given to infants as a test group until 15 weeks old to determine changes in body and organ weights, erythrocyte hexokinase (HK) activity and histological preparations of myocardiac muscle. The results were compared with those for rats given TPW. Body weight of male and female rats given AKW at 3 to 11 weeks of age after birth significantly increased beyond control group values. Organ weights of offspring at 15weeks-old showed no statistical difference for either group. HK activity, the rate-determining enzyme in erythrocyte glycolysis, significantly increased in males given AKW at 15 weeks-old. This suggests that AKW intake causes elevation of metabolic activity. Hyperkalemia was observed in males and females given AKW at 15 weeks-old. Especially in males, pathological changes of necrosis in myocardiac muscle were observed.

Publish Year 1997
Country Japan
Rank Negative
Journal Journal of Toxicological Sciences
Primary Topic Heart
Secondary Topic Cardiac Degeneration
Model Rat
Tertiary Topic Myocardial Necrosis
Vehicle Water (Electrolysis)
pH Alkaline
Application Ingestion
Comparison
Complement