Mitochondrial signal transduction in accelerated wound and retinal healing by near-infrared light therapy.

@article{Eells2004MitochondrialST,
  title={Mitochondrial signal transduction in accelerated wound and retinal healing by near-infrared light therapy.},
  author={Janis Thane Eells and Margaret T. T. Wong-Riley and James Verhoeve and Michele M. Henry and Ellen V Buchman and Mary P Kane and Lisa Gould and Rina Das and Marty Jett and Brian D. Hodgson and David P. Margolis and Harry Thomas Whelan},
  journal={Mitochondrion},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 5-6},
  pages={559-67}
}
Photobiomodulation by light in the red to near infrared range (630-1000 nm) using low energy lasers or light-emitting diode (LED) arrays has been shown to accelerate wound healing, improve recovery from ischemic injury in the heart and attenuate degeneration in the injured optic nerve. Recent evidence indicates that the therapeutic effects of red to near infrared light result, in part, from intracellular signaling mechanisms triggered by the interaction of NIR light with the mitochondrial… CONTINUE READING
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