Laser modulation of angiogenic factor production by T-lymphocytes.
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In previous investigations, small variations in the energy densities of low level light therapy (LLLT) were found to produce significant differences in the proliferation of resting T-lymphocytes in vitro. Pulsing these cells with mitogen in addition to laser therapy produced inhibitory effects regardless of the amplitude of the energy density used. In the current study, the effect of LLLT on the production of angiogenic factor(s) by T-lymphocytes was investigated in vitro. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human T-cells isolated from peripheral blood were prepared in suspension either with or without addition of mitogen. Cell suspensions were irradiated with laser by using the following energy densities: 1.2, 3.6, 6.0, and 8.4 J/cm(2). Wavelength, pulsing frequency, and power output were kept constant at 820 nm, 5,000 Hz, and 50 mW, respectively. After either 3 or 5 days of incubation, lymphocyte supernatants were collected and added as conditioned media to cultured endothelial cells (ECs). The effect on the proliferation of these ECs was assessed over a 72-hour period by using a methylene blue assay. RESULTS: Endothelial cell proliferation increased significantly when incubated with conditioned media collected from resting T-cells exposed to 1.2 and 3.6 J/cm(2). Day 5 conditioned media produced similar patterns of EC proliferation to that of day 3 but at lower magnitude. Pulsing of T-lymphocytes with mitogen in addition to laser irradiation significantly lessened their angiogenic capability. Conditioned media from 3.6 J/cm(2) laser-treated T-cells induced the maximal EC proliferation in all groups studied. CONCLUSION: It would seem that laser therapy stimulates lymphocytes to produce factor(s) that can modulate EC proliferation in vitro; this effect on the lymphocytes is influenced by (1) the amplitude of energy density used for T-cell irradiation, (2) exposing T-cells to both mitogen and laser, and (3) the duration of T-cell incubation in culture.
PubMed PMID: 10805940. CITED 39
|Research Areas:||Science & Technology > Biomedical Science|
|Citations on ISI Web of Science:||44|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2009 08:51|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2013 11:45|
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