Biological and medical application of plasma-activated media, water and solutions

Kaushik, Nagendra Kumar and Ghimire, Bhagirath and Li, Ying and Adhikari, Manish and Veerana, Mayura and Kaushik, Neha and Jha, Nayansi and Adhikari, Bhawana and Lee, Su-Jae and Masur, Kai and Woedtke, Thomas Von and Weltmann, Klaus-Dieter and Choi, Eun Ha (2019) Biological and medical application of plasma-activated media, water and solutions. Biological Chemistry, 400 (1). ISSN 1437-4315

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Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma has been proposed as a new tool for various biological and medical applications. Plasma in close proximity to cell culture media or water creates reactive oxygen and nitrogen species containing solutions known as plasma-activated media (PAM) or plasma-activated water (PAW) – the latter even displays acidification. These plasma-treated solutions remain stable for several days with respect to the storage temperature. Recently, PAM and PAW have been widely studied for many biomedical applications. Here, we reviewed promising reports demonstrating plasma-liquid interaction chemistry and the application of PAM or PAW as an anti-cancer, anti-metastatic, antimicrobial, regenerative medicine for blood coagulation and even as a dental treatment agent. We also discuss the role of PAM on cancer initiation cells (spheroids or cancer stem cells), on the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), and when used for metastasis inhibition considering its anticancer effects. The roles of PAW in controlling plant disease, seed decontamination, seed germination and plant growth are also considered in this review. Finally, we emphasize the future prospects of PAM, PAW or plasma-activated solutions in biomedical applications with a discussion of the mechanisms and the stability and safety issues in relation to humans.

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Biological Chemistry
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31 Jul 2019 11:00
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