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Influence of low-power laser radiation on lung tumor induction in mice
Author(s): Gregory E. Brill; Arkady V. Arkchangelsky; Nadezda P. Panina; Galina N. Maslyakova; Elena G. Kulikova; Olga V. Proshina; Alexander G. Brill
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Paper Abstract

In experiments on 153 non-inbred white female mice lung tumors were induced by subcutaneous injection of urethan (0.5 mg/g) once a week (4 injections as a whole). Mice of the first group were given urethan only. Animals of the second group underwent transcutaneous He-Ne laser irradiation immediately before each urethan injection. Mice of the third group underwent laser irradiation after cessation of 4-week course of urethan. In 2 months after beginning of the experiments, lungs were investigated by light microscopy. It was stated that in animals of the 1st group lung adenomas appeared in 59% of cases. Average amount of tumors per mouse comprised 1.17. In the 2nd group lung tumors were in 82% of animals (p < 0.05). Average amount of tumors per mouse was 1.68. In 2 cases small-cellular lymphocyte-like lung cancer with multicentric growth appeared. Hyperplasia of lymphoid tissue was less in mice with growing tumors. In the animals of the 3d group laser adenomas appeared in 59% of cases. Average amount of tumors per mouse comprised 1.2. It is concluded that He-Ne laser irradiation of animals before injection of chemical carcinogen plays a promising role in the development of murine lung tumors. Laser irradiation after cessation of carcinogen course has no effect on tumor growth.

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Date Published: 29 December 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3569, Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems IV, (29 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334389
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Gregory E. Brill, Saratov Medical Univ. (Russia)
Arkady V. Arkchangelsky, Saratov Medical Univ. (Russia)
Nadezda P. Panina, Saratov Medical Univ. (Russia)
Galina N. Maslyakova, Saratov Medical Univ. (Russia)
Elena G. Kulikova, Saratov Medical Univ. (Russia)
Olga V. Proshina, Saratov Medical Univ. (Russia)
Alexander G. Brill, Saratov Medical Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3569:
Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems IV
Giovanni F. Bottiroli; Tiina I. Karu; Rachel Lubart, Editor(s)

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