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17 February 2011 Low-power laser irradiation inhibits amyloid beta-induced cell apoptosis
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Proceedings Volume 7887, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy VI; 78870Q (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874156
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
The deposition and accumulation of amyloid-β-peptide (Aβ) in the brain are considered a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease(AD). Apoptosis is a contributing pathophysiological mechanism of AD. Low-power laser irradiation (LPLI), a non-damage physical therapy, which has been used clinically for decades of years, is shown to promote cell proliferation and prevent apoptosis. Recently, low-power laser irradiation (LPLI) has been applied to moderate AD. In this study, Rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells were treated with amyloid beta 25-35 (Aβ25-35) for induction of apoptosis before LPLI treatment. We measured cell viability with CCK-8 according to the manufacture's protocol, the cell viability assays show that low fluence of LPLI (2 J/cm2 ) could inhibit the cells apoptosis. Then using statistical analysis of proportion of apoptotic cells by flow cytometry based on Annexin V-FITC/PI, the assays also reveal that low fluence of LPLI (2 J/cm2 ) could inhibit the Aβ-induced cell apoptosis. Taken together, we demonstrated that low fluence of LPLI (2 J/cm2 ) could inhibit the Aβ-induced cell apoptosis, these results directly point to a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of AD through LPLI.
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Heng Zhang and Shengnan Wu "Low-power laser irradiation inhibits amyloid beta-induced cell apoptosis", Proc. SPIE 7887, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy VI, 78870Q (17 February 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874156
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