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Overview of photo-induced therapy for ATP production
Author(s): Mohamed Abdalla; A. Nagy; W. N. Ye; T. Mussivand
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this report is to provide a review of the effects of low-power photo-induced therapy using lasers of different device parameters such as intensity, wavelength, lasing mechanism (i.e., pulsed or continuous) on the production of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in mammalian cells. This is a very important research topic as it is suggested in literature that there might be a relationship between the ATP levels and specific diseases. It has been shown that the ATP production was enhanced at wavelengths ranging between 600 nm and 1000 nm (also known as the optical window), in particular at 600nm, 632.8nm, 635nm, 650nm, and 904nm. However, certain experiments showed that the effectiveness of the photo-induced therapy was also dependent on the dosage and the duration of the supplied light. We present the research conclusions drawn from the experiments reported within the last decade, and provide a list of potential medical treatment(s) for patients using visible and near infrared (NIR) light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8412, Photonics North 2012, 841206 (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2001464
Show Author Affiliations
Mohamed Abdalla, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
A. Nagy, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
W. N. Ye, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
T. Mussivand, Univ. of Ottawa Heart Institute (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8412:
Photonics North 2012
Jean-Claude Kieffer, Editor(s)

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