Effect of monochromatic red and near-infrared light on the adhesive properties of the cell membrane: Dependence on wavelength

T. I. Karu, L. V. Pyatibrat, R. O. Esenaliev

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Changes in the adhesive properties of the cell membrane after irradiation of HeLa cells with monochromatic visible and near-infrared radiation (λ=580-860 nm, i=1.3 W/m2, t=40 sec, D=52 J/m2) are assessed as the number of adherent cells. Three spectral regions (600-625 nm, 645-700 nm, and 720-860 nm) with the maximums near wave-lengths 620, 680, 750, and 825 nm are identified, where the adhesive properties of the cell membrane are observed to be enhanced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-681
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1994



  • cell membrane
  • effective spectrum
  • low-power laser therapy
  • surface-adhesive properties

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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