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Mariia Borovkova, Maria Serebriakova, Viacheslav Fedorov, Egor Sedykh, Vladimir Vaks, Alexander Lichutin, Alina Salnikova, and Mikhail Khodzitsky, "Investigation of terahertz radiation influence on rat glial cells," Biomed. Opt. Express 8, 273-280 (2017)

Investigation of terahertz radiation influence on rat glial cells

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Author: Borovkova, Mariia1,2; Serebriakova, Maria1,3; Fedorov, Viacheslav1,4;
Organizations: 1Terahertz Biomedicine Laboratory, Photonics and Optical Information Department, ITMO University, 49 Kronverksky Ave, St. Petersburg 197101, Russia
2Electrical Engineering Department, University of Oulu, 1 Pentti Kaiteran Str., Oulu 90014, Finland
3Institute of Laser Physics, 13/3 Lavrentyeva Ave, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
4Institute for Physics of Microstructures of the Russian Academy of Science, GSP-105, Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russia
5Institute for Physics of Microstructures of the Russian Academy of Science, GSP-105, Nizhny Novgorod 603950, Russia
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Language: English
Published: Optical Society of America, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-04-03


We studied an influence of continuous terahertz (THz) radiation (0.12–0.18 THz, average power density of 3.2 mW/cm²) on a rat glial cell line. A dose-dependent cytotoxic effect of THz radiation is demonstrated. After 1 minute of THz radiation exposure a relative number of apoptotic cells increased in 1.5 times, after 3 minutes it doubled. This result confirms the concept of biological hazard of intense THz radiation. Diagnostic applications of THz radiation can be restricted by the radiation power density and exposure time.

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Series: Biomedical optics express
ISSN: 2156-7085
ISSN-E: 2156-7085
ISSN-L: 2156-7085
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Pages: 273 - 280
DOI: 10.1364/BOE.8.000273
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 114 Physical sciences
Funding: This work was financially supported by the Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01.
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