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Lasers in Medical Science

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 44–51 | Cite as

Dose-dependency of Low-energy HeNe Laser Effect in Regeneration of Skeletal Muscle in Mice

  • A.C. Amaral
  • N.A. Parizotto
  • T.F. Salvini
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Abstract

. We evaluated the effect on mice skeletal muscle regeneration of different doses (2.6, 8.4, and 25 J/cm2) of HeNe laser (λ 632.8 nm; power, 2.6 mW; spot size, 0.007 cm2) applied directly to intact skin of injured muscle. Muscle injury was induced in both right and left Tibialis anterior (TA) muscles by ACL myotoxin (5 mg/kg). Right TA muscles were irradiated daily for 5 days while contralateral muscles received a sham treatment. Only the 2.6 J/cm2 dose resulted in changes such as increased mitochondrial density and muscle fibre in the TA muscles as compared to sham groups (3280±704 µm2 versus 2110±657 µm2, p=0.02). We concluded that the HeNe effect on mouse muscle regeneration is dose-specific: only 2.6 J/cm2 increased muscle fibre area and mitochondrial density.

Keywords: Muscle injury; Muscle regeneration; Skeletal muscle; Tibialis anterior; ACL myotoxin 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A.C. Amaral
    • 1
  • N.A. Parizotto
    • 1
  • T.F. Salvini
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, SP, BrazilBR

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