Low-intensity light induces vasomotion

Yuji Morimoto, Makoto Kikuchi, Hirotaka Matsuo, Tsunenori Arai

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To investigate the mechanism of light induced vasomotion, we studied vascular tension change in normal buffer solution. The results showed that the light induced vasocontraction may have been due to thermal effect of the light, however, the vasorelaxation was not caused by the thermogenesis. We conclude that primary photochemical product, which is probably nitric oxide originated from photodissociation of nitro groups, may produce the vasorelaxation. This preliminary investigation suggests that ultraviolet irradiation may be available to treatment for vasospasm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-284
Number of pages2
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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