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IUBMB Life. 2010 Aug;62(8):607-10. doi: 10.1002/iub.359.

Multiple roles of cytochrome c oxidase in mammalian cells under action of red and IR-A radiation.

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Laboratory of Laser Biology and Medicine, Institute of Laser and Information Technologies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Moscow Region, Russian Federation. tkaru@isan.troitsk.ru

Abstract

This article reviews the current knowledge in photobiology and photomedicine about the influence of monochromatic, quasimonochromatic, and bread-band radiation of red-to-near infrared (IR-A) part on solar spectrum upon mammalian cells and human skin. The role of cytochrome c oxidase as the photoacceptor and photosignal transducer is underlined and its photosensitivity at certain circumstances is discussed. The role of ATP as a critical signaling molecule is discussed.

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20681024
DOI:
10.1002/iub.359
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