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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES It has been hypothesized that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are created by an endogenous photosensitizer during low energy visible light illumination of tissue, and these ROS are responsible for reported biostimulative effects. This study aims to identify the endogenous photosensitizer responsible for ROS production by visible(More)
Low-energy visible light (LEVL) has been shown to stimulate cell functions. This is called "photobiostimulation" and has been used successfully over the last three decades for treating a range of conditions, including soft tissue injuries, severe wounds, chronic pain, and more. Nevertheless, the mechanism of photobiostimulative processes is still being(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the wavelength dependence of light-induced redox reactions in cells, particularly whether there is any contribution by red wavelengths. An additional aim was to assess the potential of 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl piperidine-N-oxyl (TEMPO) as a tool for measuring these redox reactions. BACKGROUND DATA Visible light(More)
Low energy visible light (LEVL) irradiation has been shown to exert some beneficial effects on various cell cultures. For example, it increases the fertilizing capability of sperm cells, promotes cell proliferation, induces sprouting of neurons, and more. To learn about the mechanism of photobiostimulation, we studied the relationship between increased(More)
In this review, we summarize a part of our research concerning photobiostimulative effects on cardiomyocytes, sperm cells, and nerve cells. We concentrate on results demonstrating that photobiostimulation can be described by the Arndt-Schultz (A.S.) curve. Results monitoring an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) concentration following visible light(More)
OBJECTIVE The effects of visible light irradiation on sperm motility, fertility, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation were investigated and compared in ram and fish (tilapia). BACKGROUND DATA Low-energy visible light has previously been found to modulate various processes in different biological systems. In the literature, it is accepted that the(More)
Low-energy visible light (LEVL) has previously been found to modulate various processes in different biological systems. One explanation for the stimulatory effect of LEVL is light-induced reactive oxygen species formation. In the present study, both sperm and skin cells were illuminated with LEVL and were found to generate singlet oxygen (1O2). The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine whether the plasma membrane is also involved in the light-tissue interaction because of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase electron chain, which can serve as a photosensitizer. BACKGROUND DATA It has been suggested that the mechanism of photobiostimulation involves(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Light in the visible and near infrared region stimulates various cellular processes, and thus has been used for therapeutic purposes. One of the proposed mechanisms is based on cellular production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in response to illumination. In the present study, we followed visible light (VL)-induced hydroxyl(More)