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- THE POSSIBLE PHOTOACCEPTOR IN MAMMALIAN CELLS FOR VISIBLE AND IR-A-OPTICAL REGION IS CYTOCHROME C OXIDASE
- MITOCHONDRIAL RETROGRADE SIGNALING IN IRRADIATED CELLS
- RADIATION IN RED AND IR-A REGION IS PROTECTIVE AGAINST HARMFUL EFFECTS OF γ AND UV RADIATION AND REVERSES THE TOXIC EFFECTS OF NEURO- AND RETINOTOXINS
- IRRADIATION IN VISIBLE-TO IR-A REGION CAUSES ATP EXTRASYNTHESIS IN MAMMALIAN CELLS
- CONCLUDING REMARKS
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. © 2010 IUBMB IUBMB Life, 62(8): 607–610, 2010.