Colors as catalysts in enzymatic reactions.

Author: Azeemi ST, Raza SM, Yasinzai M.
Department of Physics, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan.
Conference/Journal: J Acupunct Meridian Stud.
Date published: 2008 Dec
Other: Volume ID: 1 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 139-42 , Word Count: 150

We studied the effects of visible range irradiation (in vitro) on the enzyme solutions (glucose oxidase, cholesterol oxidase + cholesterol esterase and lipase) in order to infer the changes produced in the human body after chromotherapy. The glucose oxidase showed enhanced activity to the color purple (464 nm), while the activity of the other enzymes, cholesterol esterase + cholesterol oxidase and lipase, increased when exposed to dark violet (400 nm). Purple is being used in conventional chromotherapy for diabetes, as supported by the experimental observation in which purple enhanced the activity of enzymes responsible for the oxidation of glucose. Specific wavelengths regulate living processes by acting as catalysts in enzyme activity, while some wavelengths may reduce enzyme activity. The irradiation of specific wavelengths effect enzymatic processes, which as a consequence, accelerated biochemical reactions. This particular frequency when provided to the enzymes (in vitro) lead to changes which may well be occurring in vivo.

PMID: 20633466