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Irradiation with HeNe laser can influence the cytotoxic response of HeLa cells to ionizing radiation
Author(s): Tiina I. Karu; Ludmila V. Pyatibrat; G. Kalendo
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Paper Abstract

A monolayer of HeLa cells in plateau-phase of growth was exposed to He-Ne laser radiation either 5 min, 60 min or 180 min before (gamma) -irradiation. It has been shown that in the case of a 5-min interval between the two types of irradiations the survival curve was practically identical to the survival curve of the cells after (gamma) -irradiation only. In the case of He-Ne laser exposure 60 min before (gamma) -irradiation with doses of over 5 Gy, a fraction of more resistant cells was revealed: their D0 was twice as high as the D0 of the min population. A preexposure of cells to He-Ne laser 60 or 180 min before (gamma) - irradiation also changed the shape of the growth curves as compared to (gamma) -irradiated cells. It is proposed that the preexposure of cells to He-Ne laser radiation activates, in a subpopulation of cells, processes which speed up the repair of (gamma) -radiation damage. The possibility that the described phenomenon is an adaptive response of cells is discussed.

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Date Published: 25 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2929, Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems II, (25 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260004
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Tiina I. Karu, Laser Technology Research Ctr. (Russia)
Ludmila V. Pyatibrat, Laser Technology Research Ctr. (Russia)
G. Kalendo, Russian Cancer Research Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2929:
Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems II
Giulio Jori; Tiina I. Karu, Editor(s)

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