The light-oxygen effect in biological cells enhanced by highly localized surface plasmon-polaritons


Here at the first time we suggested that the surface plasmon-polariton phenomenon which it is well described in metallic nanostructures could also be used for explanation of the unexpectedly strong oxidative effects of the low-intensity laser irradiation in living matters (cells, tissues, organism). We demonstrated that the narrow-band laser emitting at 1265 nm could generate significant amount of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) in both HCT116 and CHO-K1 cell cultures. Such cellular ROS effects could be explained through the generation of highly localized plasmon-polaritons on the surface of mitochondrial crista. Our experimental conditions, the low-intensity irradiation, the narrow spectrum band (<4 nm) of the laser and comparably small size bio-structures (~10 μm) were shown to be sufficient for the plasmon-polariton generation and strong laser field confinement enabling the oxidative stress observed.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological physics,Biophotonics,Biophysics,Lasers, LEDs and light sources,Micro-optics,General
Publication ISSN: 2045-2322
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2024 16:23
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 09:14
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Published Date: 2019-12-05
Accepted Date: 2019-11-12
Authors: Khokhlova, Anna
Zolotovskii, Igor
Sokolovski, Sergei (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7445-7204)
Saenko, Yury
Rafailov, Edik (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4152-0120)
Stoliarov, Dmitrii
Pogodina, Evgenia
Svetukhin, Vyacheslav
Sibirny, Vladimir
Fotiadi, Andrei



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