Light in Biology and Medicine

Volume 1

  • Ron H. Douglas
  • Johan Moan
  • F. Dall’Acqua

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Luminescence Spectroscopy

    1. László Szalay, Gábor Laczkó, Péter Maróti
      Pages 11-19
    2. Jean-Pierre Ballini, Malcolm Daniels, Paul Vigny
      Pages 31-38
  3. Light-Scattering and Dosimetry

    1. Dieter Kockott, Jürgen Kochmann
      Pages 39-44
    2. Brian C. Wilson, Michael S. Patterson, Stephen T. Flock, J. David Moulton
      Pages 45-52
    3. Leonard I. Grossweiner
      Pages 53-60
    4. Leonard I. Grossweiner
      Pages 61-66
  4. Photosensitization on the Molecular level

  5. Photo Dynamic Effects on Cells

  6. Clinical Aspects of Photodynamic Cancer Treatment

  7. Phototherapy of Hyperbilirubinemia

    1. Terje Christensen, Anne Støttum, Gunnar Brunborg, Jon B. Reitan
      Pages 153-159
    2. Gian Paolo Donzelli
      Pages 161-171
  8. Phototherapy

    1. Brian E. Johnson, Cathy Green, Thiruvellor Lakshmipathi, James Ferguson
      Pages 173-179
    2. Olle Larkö
      Pages 181-182
    3. A. Tanew, B. Ortel, H. Hönigsmann
      Pages 183-188
    4. Erhard Hölzle, Renate von Kries, Angela Höveler
      Pages 189-193
  9. Laser Angioplasty

    1. Jonathan A Michaels, Frank W Cross, Timothy J Bowker, Stephen G Bown
      Pages 195-202
  10. Photochemistry

    1. Pierre Tachon, Paolo U. Giacomoni
      Pages 211-217
  11. UV Effects

  12. Photototoxicology

    1. Bo Ljunggren
      Pages 247-253
    2. Mats Bjellerup
      Pages 255-259
    3. G. M. J. Beijersbergen van Henegouwen, R. W. Busker, H. de Vries, S. A. Schoonderwoerd
      Pages 261-265
  13. Photoimmunology

    1. Thomas Schwarz, Agatha Urbanski, Fritz Gschnait, Thomas A. Luger
      Pages 285-292
    2. Jan C. van der Leun, Frank R. de Gruijl
      Pages 293-299
    3. Adelheid Elbe, Werner Aberer, Nikolaus Romani, Erwin Tschachler, Georg Stingl
      Pages 301-308
    4. D. Cerimele, L. Contu, M. Mulargia, A. Ledda, S. Saccabusi
      Pages 309-314
  14. Pigmentation

  15. Visual Transduction

About this book


Almost all life depends on light for its survival. It is the ultimate basis for the food we eat (photosynthesis), and many organisms make use of it in basic sensory mechanisms for guiding their behaviour, be it through the complex process of vision, or by the relatively more simple photosens­ itivity of microorganis~urthermore, light has profound implications for the field of medicine, both as a cause of disease (ie UV damage of DNA), and as a therapeutic agent (ie photodynamic therapy). These and other processes are the basis for the science of photobiolog~ which could be defined as the study of the effects of (visible and ultraviolet) light (from both the sun and artificial sources) on living matter. By its very nature, therefore, it is a multidisciplinary science involving branches of biology, chemistry, physics and medicine. This book contains a selection of papers which have been chosen to highlight recent advances in the various disciplines that make up photo­ biology. Although no book on photobiology can hope to be comprehensive, we hope that this volume includes a representative sample of much of what is new in the field. It is, however, inevitable that some areas will be better represented than others reflecting the biases of conference org­ anisers and editors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ron H. Douglas
    • 1
  • Johan Moan
    • 2
  • F. Dall’Acqua
    • 3
  1. 1.The City UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.The Norwegian Radium HospitalOsloNorway
  3. 3.University of PaduaPaduaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8043-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0709-9
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