Selective cytotoxic effects of low-power laser irradiation on human oral cancer cells

" We found that LPLI significantly diminished cell viability of human oral cancer OC2 cells due to cell cycle arrest at the G1 phase and the induction of cell death but that it had no or little effects on cell cycle progression and death in normal HGF cells. Moreover, the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) were elevated in human oral cancer OC2 cells compared with the un-irradiated cells. In contrast, these effects remained unchanged in normal HGF cells after exposure to LPLI. LPLI also induced apoptosis in caspase-3 dependent manner in human oral cancer OC2 cells, a mode of action that could be mediated by ROS and mitochondrial damage."

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