Live mammalian cells from various tissues of origin can be aseptically and noninvasively micromanipulated via lasers of different regimes. Laser-driven techniques are therefore paving a path toward the advancement of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV-1) investigations. Studies aimed at the interaction of laser light, nanomaterials, and biological materials can also lead to an understanding of a wealth of disease conditions and result in photonics-based therapies and diagnostic tools. Thus, in our research, both continuous wave and pulsed lasers operated at varying wavelengths are employed, as they possess special properties that allow classical biomedical applications. This paper discusses photo-translocation of antiretroviral drugs into HIV-1 permissive cells and preliminary results of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in HIV-1 infected cells.
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Research Article| December 31 2015
Noninvasive micromanipulation of live HIV-1 infected cells via laser light
AIP Conf. Proc. 1697, 040005 (2015)
Patience Mthunzi; Noninvasive micromanipulation of live HIV-1 infected cells via laser light. AIP Conf. Proc. 31 December 2015; 1697 (1): 040005. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4937641
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