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Effect of low-energy laser irradiation on cytokine secretion from skeletal muscle cells: involvement of calcium in the process
Author(s): Fidi Schwartz; Mariusz Adamek; C. Brodie; Asher Shainberg
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Paper Abstract

Low energy laser irradiation has an effect on Nerve Growth Factor and anti mitotic factors release from rat and mouse skeletal muscle cultures. It was found that there is a transient elevation of intracellular calcium in the myotubes immediately after irradiation. Calcium changes were detected by dynamic video imaging systems and with a photometric system. Pre incubation of the myotubes with photosensitizers enhance the elevation of both cytosolic calcium and cytokines release from the cells after Helium/Neon irradiation with energy of 3-10 J/cm2. These findings can lead to an hypothesis that transient changes in calcium can accelerate cytokines release from the myotubes.

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Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3198, Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297997
Show Author Affiliations
Fidi Schwartz, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Mariusz Adamek, Bar-Ilan Univ. and Silesian Medical Univ. (Poland)
C. Brodie, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Asher Shainberg, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3198:
Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems
Giovanni F. Bottiroli; Tina I. Karu; Rachel Lubart, Editor(s)

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