Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Effect of irradiation with different laser wavelengths on oxidative stress of non-hepatectomized rats

Mumic, Fabricia TeixeiraSilveira, Marina Rodrigues Garcia daVilalva, Kelvin HenriqueJordani, Maria ElizaGomes, Maria Cecilia JordaniVanni, José CarlosVollet Filho, José DirceuKurachi, CristinaBagnato, Vanderlei SalvadorSilva, Orlando de Castro e

PURPOSE: To assess the effect of two laser wavelengths, either separate or combined, on intact rat livers. METHOD: Nineteen male Wistar rats (200-300 g) were submitted to laser irradiation at 5 different sites on the liver surface.Wavelengths 660 and 780 nm were used, with a dose of irradiation of 60 J/cm2/site.The animals were divided into the groups:control (C) and animals irradiated with 660 nm laser (L1), with 780 nm laser (L2) or withboth wavelengths (L3).Mitochondrial function, mitochondrial swelling, and hepatocellular malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were determined.Data were analyzed by the Mann-Whitney test, with the level of significance set at 5%. RESULTS: There was a reduction of ADP-activated respiration (state 3) in group L1 compared to group C (p=0.0016), whereas the values of group L2 were similar to control.Group L3 also showed a reduction of state 3 (p=0.0159).There was a reduction of RCR in group L1 compared to control (p=0.0001) and to group L2 (p=0.0040).Mitochondrial swelling only differed between group L3 and control (p=0.0286).There was a increase in MDA levels in group L3 compared to control (p=0.0476) and to group L2 (p=0.0286) and in group L1 compared to group L2 (p=0.0132). CONCLUSION: Although laser irradiation reduced mitochondrial function,it did not interfere with the hepatocellular energy status.(AU)

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