Objective: Photobiostimulation and photobiomodulation (PBM) are terms applied to the manipulation of cellular behavior using low intensity light sources, which works on the principle of inducing a biological response through energy transfer. The aim of this investigation was to identify a laboratory assay to test the effect of an infrared diode laser light (808 nm) on cell fission rate. Materials and methods: Sixty cells of Paramecium primaurelia were divided in two groups of 30. The first group (test group) was irradiated, at a temperature of 24°C, for 50 sec by a 808nm diode laser with a flat top handpiece [1 cm of spot diameter, 1W in continuous wave (CW), 50 sec irradiation time, 64 J/cm2 of fluence]. The second group (control group) received no laser irradiation. All cells were transferred onto a depression slide, fed, and incubated in a moist chamber at a temperature of 24°C. The cells were exposed and monitored for 10 consecutive fission rates. Changes in temperature and pH were also evaluated. Results: The exposed cells had a fission rate rhythm faster than the control cells, showing a binary fission significantly ( p < 0.05) shorter than unexposed cells. No significant effects of laser irradiation on pH and temperature of Paramecium's lettuce infusion medium were observed. Conclusions: The 808nm infrared diode laser light, at the irradiation parameters used in our work, results in a precocious fission rate in P. primaurelia cells, probably through an increase in metabolic activity, secondary to an energy transfer.
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|Titolo:||Paramecium: A promising non-animal bioassay to study the effect of 808nm infrared diode laser photobiomodulation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|