Biologic Effects of Light 1998

Proceedings of a Symposium Basel, Switzerland November 1–3, 1998

  • Michael F. Holick
  • Ernst G. Jung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Biologic Effects of Sun and UV Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, David Whitmore, Nicolas Cermakian, Nicholas S. Foulkes
      Pages 3-10
    3. F. Schroepl
      Pages 33-36
    4. Girardin Jean-Louis, Daniel F. Kripke, William J. Mason, Sonia Ancoli-Israel
      Pages 37-39
    5. Éva Remenyik, Csaba Varga, Gabriella Emri, János Hunyadi, Irén Horkay
      Pages 41-43
    6. R. Krause, R. Klamroth, B. Matulla-Nolte, J. Dobberke, H. Schmidt-Gayk, M. Bühring
      Pages 45-48
    7. R. Krause, G. Kühn, M. Pose, J. Dobberke, M. Bühring, H. Renz et al.
      Pages 49-51
    8. T. Roeckl, M. Hüttler, R. Beneke, D. Böning, H. Schnaufer, B. Kratz et al.
      Pages 53-55
    9. Stefan Schwarzkopf, Corinne Scaleffa, Edgar Frenk, Renato O. Panizzon, Lee A. Applegate
      Pages 61-65
    10. A. Falkenbach, A. Sedlmeyer, M. Herold
      Pages 67-70
    11. P. Knuschke, B. Lehmann, B. Pinzer, M. Meurer, P. Bocionek
      Pages 75-77
    12. Karl M. Hartmann, Anne Mollwo
      Pages 79-82
  3. Radiation and Vitamin D3 and Bone Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Tai C. Chen, Zhiren Lu, David Jackson, Miriam Delaney, Cerima Durakovic, Michael F. Holick
      Pages 85-91
    3. Clifford J. Rosen, Tai Chen, Michael F. Holick
      Pages 93-98
    4. G. W. Ferguson, E. N. Carman, W. H. Gehrmann, M. F. Holick, T. Chen
      Pages 103-109
    5. B. Matulla-Nolte, R. Krause, H. Schmidt-Gayk, T. C. Chen, M. F. Holick, M. Bühring
      Pages 121-123
    6. K. Grothmann, R. Krause, M. Bühring, T. C. Chen, M. F. Holick, H. Kaase
      Pages 125-127
    7. R. Krause, C. Albrecht, B. Matulla-Nolte, J. Dobberke, W. Gowin, D. Felsenberg et al.
      Pages 129-131
    8. K. Grothmann, R. Krause, T. C. Chen, B. Matulla-Nolte, R. Klamroth, J. Dobberke et al.
      Pages 133-135
    9. G. W. Ferguson, W. H. Gehrmann, T. Chen, M. F. Holick, M. J. Russell
      Pages 137-140
    10. Robert M. Sayre, John C. Dowdy, Jim Shepherd, Iqbal Sadiq, Ali Baqer, Nikiforos Kollias
      Pages 149-152
    11. B. Lehmann, T. Genehr, A. Kampf, C. P. Knuschke, A. Krins, M. Meurer
      Pages 157-159
    12. Edward D. Gorham, Cedric F. Garland, Frank C. Garland
      Pages 161-164
    13. Frank C. Garland, Cedric F. Garland, Edward D. Gorham
      Pages 165-168
  4. Photoimmunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Elena S. Andina, Alla A. Kyagova, Natalia N. Yurikova, Maria B. Neklyukova, Alexander Ya. Potapenko, Waldemar Adam et al.
      Pages 213-216
  5. Biopositive Effects of UV Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Jörg Reichrath, Knuth Rass, Paul Gutwein, Steven Dooley, Markus Seifert, Wolfgang Tilgen et al.
      Pages 219-226
    3. Cedric F. Garland, Archana McEligot, Thomas Shanks, Frank C. Garland, Edward D. Gorham
      Pages 237-248
    4. R. Krause, M. Bühring, A. M. Sharma, W. Hopfenmüller, T. C. Chen, M. F. Holick
      Pages 249-255
    5. Aurel F. Moise, Simone L. Harrison, Peter Gies
      Pages 267-273

About this book


It is remarkable how much we take for granted the tremendous energy and vitality that the sun provides earth's inhabitants. As we enter the new millennium, it is worthwhile to review how our ancestors perceived the biologic effects of sunlight, and how science and medicine have advanced our knowledge about the biologic effects of light.
At the turn of the century, a multitude of investigators explored the use of sunlight and artificial radiation for treating a multitude of diseases. These explorations gave rise to photodynamic therapy, phototherapy, and chemophototherapy. However, enthusiasm for using sunlight and artificial radiation to treat disease was dampened with the birth of pharmacology.
It was the goal of the Fifth International Arnold Rikli Symposium on the Biologic Effects of Light, held in Basel, Switzerland, on November 1-3, 1998, to review the history of phototherapy and have some of the world's leading experts on the biologic effects of light provide new perspectives on the positive and negative effects of light. The general topics included a broad range of biologic effects of sunlight, artificial ultraviolet radiation and electromagnetic radiation. Special sessions on radiation and vitamin D and bone health, photoimmunology, biopositive effects of UV radiation, effects of electromagnetic currents and fields, and ocular and non-ocular regulation of circadian rhythms and melatonin, should be of particular interest to readers of Biologic Effects of Light.


UV radiation Vitamin D bone pharmacology therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael F. Holick
    • 1
  • Ernst G. Jung
    • 2
  1. 1.BostonUSA
  2. 2.MannheimGermany

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