Terahertz irradiation stimulates actin polymerization

Shota Yamazaki, Masahiko Harata, Toshitaka Idehara, Keiji Konagaya, Ginji Yokoyama, Hiromichi Hoshina, Yuichi Ogawa

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Abstract

Actin has two functional forms-monomeric actin and polymerized filaments. Actin filaments have been shown to contribute to the spatial arrangement of gene expression in the nucleus and to the establishment of pluripotent stem cells. However, the chemicals used to manipulate actin polymerization are cytotoxic and genotoxic, highlighting the importance of finding alternative methods. In this study, we showed that terahertz irradiation effectively stimulates polymerization of actin without denaturing its molecular structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538638095
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 25
Event43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2018 Sep 92018 Sep 14

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
Volume2018-September
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Other

Other43rd International Conference on Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2018
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period18/9/918/9/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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