International Journal of Photoenergy

Photobiomodulation


Publishing date
17 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
17 Feb 2012

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

2Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

3Privatpraxis für Hochdosierte Low Level Lasertherapie, Wilden, L. Kuralle 16, 94072 Bad Füssing, Germany


Photobiomodulation

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, there are no effects of low-power laser irradiation on the cell whose redox potential is so that the cell normally functions. In addition, recent studies have shown 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 issue, 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
  • 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/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 352582
  • - Editorial

Photobiomodulation

Timon Cheng-Yi Liu | Rui Duan | Lutz Wilden
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 628649
  • - Review Article

Photobiomodulation on Stress

Timon Cheng-Yi Liu | Yan-Ying Liu | ... | Fang-Hui Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 167425
  • - Research Article

Low-Dose UVA Radiation-Induced Adaptive Response in Cultured Human Dermal Fibroblasts

Zhongrong Liu | Hulin Chen | ... | Xuemei Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 374861
  • - Review Article

Photobiomodulation Process

Yang-Yi Xu | Timon Cheng-Yi Liu | Lei Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 290796
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Proliferation of HeLa Cells under Three Different Low-Intensity Red Lasers Irradiation

H. Q. Yang | Y. H. Wang | ... | L. Q. Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 186752
  • - Research Article

LED Light-Activated Hypocrellin B Induces Mitochondrial Damage of Ovarian Cancer Cells

Yuan Jiang | Albert Wingnang Leung | ... | Chuanshan Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 238468
  • - Research Article

Inhibitory Effects of Far-Infrared Ray-Emitting Belts on Primary Dysmenorrhea

Ben-Yi Liau | Ting-Kai Leung | ... | Yung-Sheng Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 652040
  • - Methodology Report

Assessing the Therapeutic Effect of 630 nm Light-Emitting Diodes Irradiation on the Recovery of Exercise-Induced Hand Muscle Fatigue with Surface Electromyogram

Dandan Yang | Xiaoying Wu | ... | Yingtao Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 848401
  • - Research Article

TiO2 and N-Doped TiO2 Induced Photocatalytic Inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus under 405 nm LED Blue Light Irradiation

Hongfei Chen | Zhong Xie | ... | Xiaohong Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 584079
  • - Research Article

Nd:YAG Lasers Treating of Carious Lesion and Root Canal In Vitro

Danqing Xia | Zenggui Mo | ... | Xiaohong Fan
International Journal of Photoenergy
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