Light’s effect on biological tissue stems from the activation of photo-sensitive molecules, referred to as photoreceptors. The molecular configuration of a photoreceptor is responsible for converting light energy into chemical energy. This can be as simple as light breaking a bond, which in turn, transforms a molecule from an immature state to an active one. From there, the activated molecule directly modulates the chemical behavior of all interconnected proteins and/or enzymes. The chain of events can quickly ripple throughout a cell or tissue. This is known as secondary transduction. Each newly activated or inhibited protein and/or enzyme will affect another, so on and so forth. This may continue to progress culminating with altered gene expression and cell metabolism and motility.
Light Therapy’s Effect is Broad
With the release of newly produced proteins and/or enzymes the effect may extend far beyond the initially treated cell. For instance, light-induced protein and/or enzyme synthesis may further drive autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine communication. The latter, endocrine communication, defines the release of molecules directly into the circulatory system in which they are capable of traversing the entire body and influencing multiple organ systems.
First Law of Photochemistry – Light Must be Absorbed
However, like many other therapies, in order for light energy to influence diseased state a very specific target must absorb the energy. Accordingly, researchers look at exactly what elements of a particular cell is capable of absorbing a specific wavelength. This is referred to as a cell’s or molecule’s absorption spectrum. The absorption spectrum of one cell may be unique to all other cells, enabling light therapy to stimulate an individual cell without impacting neighboring cells or tissue. Accordingly, use of well-defined light parameters represents an equally elegant solution to pharmaceutical agents to modulate a specific cells biology. Additionally, the combination of wavelengths could permit the activation of multiple photoreceptor molecules found within multiple cells to deliver a more comprehensive clinical response. This is important because a combination of pharmaceutical agents may pose substantial risk to the patient; therefore, a unilateral approach may be required.
Comprehensive Nature of Model UVL1500 UVLrx Treatment System™
The Model UVL1500 UVLrx Treatment System™ is a polychromatic intravenous light treatment, and therefore able to modulate multiple biological systems to diverse its effect on a disease with a complex pathophysiology. The Model UVL1500 UVLrx Treatment System™ administers wavelengths identified in the clinical literature to impact specific biochemical cascades involved in numerous medical conditions. Overall, the Model UVL1500 UVLrx Treatment System™ uses decades of clinical literature to forge a new, innovative treatment solution.