International Journal of Photoenergy

Photobiomodulation 2014


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1Laboratory of Laser Sports Medicine, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China

2IMMAG-Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA 30904, USA

3Privatpraxis für Hochdosierte Low-Level-Lasertherapie, 94072 Bad Füssing, Germany


Photobiomodulation 2014

Description

Photobiomodulation is a developing biomedical practice in which a low level/intensity/power laser or monochromatic light is utilized to modulate biological functions without irreversible damage. It has been widely used to reduce pain and inflammation, accelerate wound healing and hair growth, prevent cell death and tissue damage, and improve blood circulation since the invention of lasers in the 1960s.

Photobiomodulation remains controversial in mainstream medicine. Despite many laboratory experiments and clinical trials, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of photobiomodulation continue to be elusive. A main reason is that the initial physiological state of the treatment object is critical for the treatment response. For example, as Karu (1998) has pointed out, the cellular response to low power laser irradiation is weak or absent when the overall redox potential of a cell is optimal or near to optimal for the particular growth conditions and stronger when the redox potential of the target cell is initially shifted to a more reduced state. In addition, recent studies have shown that there has been the complexity of choosing from a large number of illumination parameters, such as wavelength and treatment dosage (power density and irradiation time). Many negative reports are confusing because they do not include the dose response or pay attention to the initial state. Even positive results contain conflicting data. Thus, future studies need to be carried out carefully regarding these factors.

In spite of these misleading and confusing publications, new and exciting findings are just beginning. In this special edition, we invite authors to present original research articles, as well as review articles, that study the mechanisms of photobiomodulation and its applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Homeostasis and photobiomodulation
  • Medium and cellular photobiomodulation
  • Mitochondria and photobiomodulation
  • Signal transduction and photobiomodulation
  • Low intensity laser irradiation or monochromatic light
  • Moderate intensity laser irradiation or monochromatic light
  • Therapeutic photobiomodulation
  • Wound healing
  • Laser acupuncture

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijp/pbm14/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 520501
  • - Editorial

Photobiomodulation 2014

Timon Cheng-Yi Liu | Quan-Guang Zhang | Lutz Wilden
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 297129
  • - Research Article

Significant Inhibition of Tumor Growth following Single Dose Nanoparticle-Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy

Shih-Hsun Cheng | Chia-Hui Chu | ... | Leu-Wei Lo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 205839
  • - Research Article

Stimulative Effects of Low Intensity He-Ne Laser Irradiation on the Proliferative Potential and Cell-Cycle Progression of Myoblasts in Culture

Cui-Ping Zhang | Shao-Dan Li | ... | Jie Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 785386
  • - Research Article

Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Eccentric Exercises in the Treatment of Patellar Tendinopathy

Xiao-Guang Liu | Lin Cheng | Ji-Mei Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 521209
  • - Research Article

Effect of Light-Activated Hypocrellin B on the Growth and Membrane Permeability of Gram-Negative Escherichia coli Cells

Yuan Jiang | Wingnang Leung | ... | Chuanshan Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 637601
  • - Research Article

Photodynamic Action of LED-Activated Curcumin against Staphylococcus aureus Involving Intracellular ROS Increase and Membrane Damage

Yuan Jiang | Albert Wingnang Leung | ... | Chuanshan Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 895761
  • - Research Article

Study on the Relationship between Sports Skills and Visual Image Operation

Peng Zeng | Long Liu | ... | Xiang-Bo Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 832706
  • - Review Article

Action-Dependent Photobiomodulation on Health, Suboptimal Health, and Disease

Timon Cheng-Yi Liu | Long Liu | ... | Xiang-Bo Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 898752
  • - Research Article

Photobiomodulation on KATP Channels of Kir6.2-Transfected HEK-293 Cells

Fu-qing Zhong | Yang Li | Xian-qiang Mi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 971491
  • - Research Article

Photobiomodulation for Cobalt Chloride-Induced Hypoxic Damage of RF/6A Cells by 670 nm Light-Emitting Diode Irradiation

Shuang Li | Qiang-Li Wang | ... | Xian-qiang Mi
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