D-glucose-induced second harmonic generation response in human erythrocytes.

Research paper by Dmitry D Lev, Alexander A Puzenko, Alexandra A Manevitch, Zacharia Z Manevitch, Leonid L Livshits, Yuri Y Feldman, Aaron A Lewis

Indexed on: 10 Feb '09Published on: 10 Feb '09Published in: Journal of Physical Chemistry B


The first experimental results of the nonresonant second harmonic generation (SHG) studies of human erythrocytes membrane exposed to various glucose concentrations in phosphate buffered saline (PBS solution) are presented in this article. It is shown that the SHG signal from the membrane can be altered as a function of glucose concentration. The link between the variation of the SHG intensity and the membrane dielectric permittivity with glucose is established both theoretically and experimentally by comparison with time domain dielectric spectroscopy (TDDS) measurement data.