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7 July 1993 Laser microirradiation of single nerve cell
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Proceedings Volume 1882, Laser-Tissue Interaction IV; (1993)
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Isolated crayfish mechanoreceptor neuron was microirradiated into its different region with various lasers (mainly with helium-cadmium laser, 441.6 nm). Laser microbeam was about 5 - 9 micrometers , intensity varied from 101 to 1.5(DOT)104 W/cm2, and wavelength--from 454 to 633 nm. Polyphasic neuron response on laser microirradiation (impulse frequency acceleration, then inhibition, new acceleration, and sudden irreversible impulsation ceasing) was described and its dependence on intensity, wavelength and localization was investigated. Complex electrophysiological, ultrastructural and cytochemical study along with results of neuron response modification with supravital stains, bioenergetic inhibitors, antioxidants gave evidences that impulsation acceleration phases were caused by laser effect on neuronal membrane, but inhibition phase--on mitochondria. Main intracellular laser radiation photoreceptors were probably flavins.
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Anatoly B. Uzdensky "Laser microirradiation of single nerve cell", Proc. SPIE 1882, Laser-Tissue Interaction IV, (7 July 1993);

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