Low level light effects on inflammatory cytokine production by rheumatoid arthritis synoviocytes
Low level light therapy (LLLT) is being evaluated for treating chronic and acute pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory diseases. The mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of LLLT for pain relief in RA are not clear. The objectives of this study were to determine whether LLLT decreased production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by cells from RA joints, and, if so, to identify cellular mechanisms.
Original Article Source Credits: Wiley Online Library , https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
Article Written By: Maki Yamaura MD,Min Yao MD, PhD,Ilya Yaroslavsky PhD,Richard Cohen PhD,Michael Smotrich PhD,Irene E. Kochevar PhD
Original Article Posted on: 03 April 2009
Link to Original Article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lsm.20766