Terahertz Exposure Enhances Neuronal Synaptic Transmission and Oligodendrocyte Differentiation in vitro

" In the current study, we report that irradiation with a single-frequency THz laser on mice cortical neuron cultures increases excitatory synaptic transmission and neuronal firing activities. Microarray assay reveals gene expression dynamics after THz exposure, which is consistent with morphology and electrophysiology results. Besides, certain schedule of THz irradiation inhibits the proliferation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) and promotes OPC differentiation. Of note, the myelination process is enhanced after THz exposure. In summary, our observations suggest that THz irradiation can modulate the functions of different neuronal cells, with different sensitivity to THz." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Zhao, X., Zhang, M., Liu, Y., Liu, H., Ren, K., Xue, Q., ... & Wu, S. (2021). Terahertz exposure enhances neuronal synaptic transmission and oligodendrocyte differentiation in vitro. iScience, 24(12), 103485. © 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.

Last modified on 28-Dec-21

/ EMMIND - Electromagnetic Mind