Signal transduction pathways involved in low intensity He-Ne laser-induced respiratory burst in bovine neutrophils: A potential mechanism of low intensity laser biostimulation

Rui Duan, Timon Cheng Yi Liu, Yan Li, Hong Guo, Li Bo Yao

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Abstract

Background and Objective: Low intensity He-Ne laser irradiation has been reported to induce respiratory burst of neutrophils for a long time, but the mechanism remains obscure. We speculated that it is mediated by some signal transduction pathways. Study Design/Materials and Methods: The protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) inhibitor, genistein, the phospholipase C (PLC) inhibitor, U-73122, and the protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor, calphostin C, were used to probe signal transduction pathways of respiratory burst of bovine neutrophils which were induced by He-Ne laser at a dose of 300 J/m2, respectively. Results: The inhibitor of PTKs can completely inhibit the He-Ne laser-induced respiratory burst of neutrophils. PLC and PKC inhibitors can obviously reduce it, but not fully inhibit it. Conclusion: These results suggest that PTKs play a key role in the He-Ne laser-induced respiratory burst of neutrophils and [PTK-PLC-PKC-NADPH oxidase] signal transduction pathways may be involved in this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-178
Number of pages5
JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Low intensity laser
  • Neutrophil
  • Respiratory burst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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