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Type: Artigo
Title: Brief review on the effect of low-power laser irradiation on neutrophils with emphasis on emerging fungal infections
Author: Sperandio, F. F.
Bani, G. M. A. C.
Mendes, A. C. S. C.
Brigagao, M. R. P. L.
Santos, G. B.
Malaquias, L. C. C.
Chavasco, J. K.
Verinaud, L. M.
Burger, E.
Abstract: Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) participate in an active way in the innate immunity developed after the fungal infection paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). Nevertheless, the sole participation of neutrophils is not sufficient to eradicate PCM's pathogenic fungus: Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (Pb). In that way, we aimed to develop a treatment capable of stimulating PMN to the site of injury through low-level laser therapy (LLLT). (LLLT) is safe to use and has not been linked to microorganism resistance so far; in addition, based on previous studies we understand that LLLT may be useful to treat several medical conditions through the stimulation and activation of certain types of cells. This brief review is based on the novel attempt of activating PMN against a fungal infection
Subject: Neutrófilos
Terapia com luz de baixa intensidade
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: International Society for Optical Engineering
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1117/12.2083138
Date Issue: 2015
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