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Title: Immunomodulatory effect of laser on whole body exposure
Authors: Ganju, Lilly
Salhan, A
Karan, Dev
Chanda, S
Srivastava, K K
Issue Date: May-1999
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: All biomedical laser applications are based on the interaction of laser light with biological system. During the past decade considerable evidence has accumulated demonstrating that non-thermal exposure to laser can elicit cellular changes in the immune system. In the present study, we have analyzed the effect of laser on immune response in rats. A group of rats were exposed to 0.225 μj/cm2 for 90 min for 3 days in specially designed fiberglass chambers. The whole body exposure of rats to He-Ne laser modulated both the humoral and cellular responses to tetanus toxoid stimulation. Plain red light used as a control for red laser light showed an appreciable degree of response as compared to the control groups, but not to the extent of the response to laser. Non-responders turned responders after exposure to laser. There was no response in unimmunized groups when exposed to laser and red light alone. The early and heightened immune response and proliferation of lymphocytes after exposure to laser is suggestive of a complex interaction at the cellular immune response level.
Page(s): 444-449
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.37(05) [May 1999]

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