The Effects of THz Irradiation on Cellular Actin Filament

Shota Yamazaki, Masahiko Harata, Masaaki Tsubouchi, Yuichi Ogawa, Goro Isoyama, Chiko Otani, Hiromichi Hoshina

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Abstract

The influence of the terahertz (THz) radiation for deep tissues has been neglected due to its strong absorption by water molecules on the surface of the skin. In this report, we found for the first time the demolishing effect of the THz pulsed radiation on actin filaments located in aqueous solution with a few millimeters in depth. This result demonstrates that the THz photon energy propagates in water with several millimeters in depth, possibly as shockwave, and affected actin filaments. Thus, it is implicated that THz waves have the potential to manipulate functions of proteins and cells in deep tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages273-274
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728166209
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 8
Event45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2020 - Virtual, Buffalo, United States
Duration: 2020 Nov 82020 Nov 13

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz
Volume2020-November
ISSN (Print)2162-2027
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2035

Conference

Conference45th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Buffalo
Period20/11/820/11/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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