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Investigation of low-intensity argon laser irradiation on mitochondria
Author(s): Yuji Morimoto; Tsunenori Arai; Makoto Kikuchi; Shinji Nakajima; Haruo Nakamura
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Paper Abstract

To investigate the mechanism of cell photostimulation, we measured oxygen consumption of mitochondria during low-intensity laser irradiation at various wavelengths in vitro. Isolated guinea-pig liver mitochondria were irradiated with a low-intensity argon laser irradiation at the wavelength of 351 nm, 458 nm, and 514.5 nm. Both 351 nm and 458 nm irradiations increased the mitochondrial oxygen consumption on state 4 respiration in spite of no effect on state 3 respiration. The 514.5 nm irradiation activated the mitochondrial oxygen consumption on state 3 respiration in spite of no influence on state 4 respiration. These results might be explained that the ultraviolet irradiation causes damage to the mitochondrial inner-membrane, and the 514.5 nm irradiation enhances ATP-synthesis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1883, Low-Energy Laser Effects on Biological Systems, (14 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148027
Show Author Affiliations
Yuji Morimoto, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Tsunenori Arai, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Makoto Kikuchi, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Shinji Nakajima, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Haruo Nakamura, National Defense Medical College (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1883:
Low-Energy Laser Effects on Biological Systems
Michal Schwartz; Michael Belkin, Editor(s)

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