Photo-acoustic stimulation increases the amount of 70 kDa heat shock protein (Hsp70) in human whole saliva. A pilot study

Tibor Károly Fábián, Zsuzsanna Tóth, László Fejérdy, Borbála Kaán, Péter Csermely, Pál Fejérdy

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Long-term photo-acoustic stimulation leads to changes in the composition of saliva, which may have a key contribution to the effectivity of this technique in easing mucosal symptoms of psychosomatic patients. In the present study a significant (P≤0.01) increase in salivary 70 kDa heat shock protein, Hsp70 was demonstrated in human whole saliva after repeated photo-acoustic stimulation. Increased salivary chaperones may contribute to the effectivity of photo-acoustic stimulation, because of their cytoprotective extracellular actions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Psychophysiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2004



  • Chaperone
  • Extracellular
  • Hsp70
  • Human
  • Mucosal
  • Photo-acoustic stimulation
  • Saliva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology (medical)

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