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ISSN: 1876-3928 ― Volume 5, 2014

Further Observations on Visual Perception: The Influence of Pathologies Upon the Absorption of Light and Emission of Bioluminescence



Graham Wilfred Ewing*, 1, SH Parvez2, IG Grakov3
1 Montague Healthcare, Mulberry House, 6 Vine Farm Close, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3TU, UK
2 CNRS Neuroendocrine Unit, Institute Alfred Fessard of Neurosciences, Bât 5, Parc Chateau CNRS, 91190 Gif Sur Yvette, France
3 MIMEX Inc, 135 Plastunskaya Street, Sochi 354000, Russia

Abstract

The absorption and emission of light by biological systems is a dilemma for the research community which remains transfixed upon the bottom-up systems biology approach. Many health care professionals do not yet accept that photosensitivity is an essential aspect of the body’s function.

This article highlights that light is often required to activate enzymes and/or proteins in biological systems. Inadequate levels of exposure to light may be responsible, at least in part, for the uncoiled nature of proteins found in diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions. Moreover the emission of light, the consequence of protein reactions with reactive substrates or of reactive oxygen species, is an often observed characteristic of pathologies and influences the visual perception of colour. It illustrates that a significant diagnostic principle exists by measuring the levels of light absorbed and/or the bioluminescence released from fluorescent pathologies

Keywords: Bioluminescence, colour perception.


Article Information


Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2011
Volume: 4
First Page: 1
Last Page: 7
Publisher Id: TOSYSBJ-4-1
DOI: 10.2174/1876392801104010001

Article History:

Received Date: 26/8/2011
Revision Received Date: 27/9/2011
Acceptance Date: 30/9/2011
Electronic publication date: 2/12/2011
Collection year: 2011

© Ewing et al.; Licensee Bentham Open.

open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http: //creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.


* Address correspondence to this author at the Montague Healthcare, Mulberry House, 6 Vine Farm Close, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3TU, UK; Tel:00-44-115-9890304; Fax:00-44-115-9899826; E-mails: graham.ewing@montague-diagnostics.co.uk; graham.ewing@montaguehealthcare.co.uk



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