Blue light induces mitochondrial DNA damage and free radical production in epithelial cells.

@article{Godley2005BlueLI,
  title={Blue light induces mitochondrial DNA damage and free radical production in epithelial cells.},
  author={Bernard F. Godley and Farrukh A Shamsi and Fong-Qi Liang and Stuart Gordon Jarrett and Sallyanne Davies and Mike Boulton},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={280 22},
  pages={21061-6}
}
Exposure of biological chromophores to ultraviolet radiation can lead to photochemical damage. However, the role of visible light, particularly in the blue region of the spectrum, has been largely ignored. To test the hypothesis that blue light is toxic to non-pigmented epithelial cells, confluent cultures of human primary retinal epithelial cells were… CONTINUE READING