Photodynamic therapy was the initial treatment to have already been proven to significantly decrease high-grade dysplasia and cancer in individuals with Barretts esophagus. cells biology, optical properties of the cells, and dosimetry problems with ablation, photodynamic therapy can still possess a possibly bright upcoming. Potential of photodynamic therapy Photodynamic therapy includes three elements AS-605240 inhibition [2]. There exists a drug, which may be administered either orally or intravenously, thats said to be preferentially adopted within the Barretts mucosa. The mostly used oral medication, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), generally is normally administered within 4 hours of photoradiation, as the intravenous medication sodium porfimer should be given 48 hours before photoradiation. The orally administered medication certainly would make therapy simpler but isnt used in the United States except as a topical software. Once adequate concentrations of the drug are accomplished, ...
1. Huang Z, Xu H, Meyers AD. et al. Photodynamic therapy for treatment of solid tumors--potential and technical challenges. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2008;7:309-320 2. Dougherty TJ, Gomer CJ, Henderson BW. et al. Photodynamic therapy. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1998;90:889-905 3. Korbelik M. Induction of tumor immunity by photodynamic therapy. J Clin Laser Med Surg. 1996;14:329-334 4. Gollnick SO, Vaughan L, Henderson BW. Generation of effective antitumor vaccines using photodynamic therapy. Cancer Res. 2002;62:1604-1608 5. Korbelik M, Sun J. Photodynamic therapy-generated vaccine for cancer therapy. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2006;55:900-909 6. Korbelik M, Stott B, Sun J. Photodynamic therapy-generated vaccines: relevance of tumour cell death expression. Br J Cancer. 2007;97:1381-1387 7. Zhang HY, Ma WJ, Li YX. Generation of effective vaccines against liver cancer by using photodynamic therapy. Lasers in Medical Science. 2009;24:549-552 8. Stott B, Korbelik M. Activation of complement C3, C5, and C9 ...
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising treatment modality for cancer which involves administration of a photosensitising agent that can be activated subsequently within a patients cells, resulting in cell death from oxidative damage. Peripheral nerve sparing has been reported following PDT with the photosensitiser meta(tetra-hydroxyphenyl) chlorin (mTHPC) [1 & 2]. Dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons have been shown to be relatively insensitive to mTHPC-PDT doses that killed other cell types in a 3D collagen culture system [3]. The aim here was to determine the extent to which surviving neurons were able to sprout neurites as an indication of functional recovery following PDT.. ...
Allison, R, Moghissi, K, Downie, G, Dixon, K. "Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for lung cancer". Photodiag Photodyn Thera. vol. 8. 2011. pp. 231-239. (A comprehensive review of PDT for lung cancer.). Cortese, DA, Edell, ES, Kinsey, JH. "Photodynamic therapy for early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the lung". Mayo Clin Proc. vol. 72. 1997. pp. 595(Early description of the use of PDT.). Diaz-Jimenez, Martinez-Ballarin, JE, Llunell, A. "Efficacy and safety of photodynamic therapy versus Nd-YAG laser resection in NSCLC with airway obstruction". Eur Respir J. vol. 14. 1999. pp. 800(A large series reporting on the use of PDT.). Dougherty, TJ, Marcus, SL. "Photodynamic therapy". Eur J Cancer. vol. 28A. 1992. pp. 1734(A description of the physics underlying the use of PDT.). Gomer, CJ, Dougherty, TJ. "Determination of [3H]- and [14C]hematoporphyrin derivative distribution in malignant and normal tissue". Cancer Res. vol. 39. 1979. pp. 146(A comprehensive review of the photosensitizing drug used in ...
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive combinatorial therapeutic modality using light, photosensitizer (PS), and oxygen used for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. When PSs in cells are exposed to specific wavelengths of light, they are transformed from the singlet ground state (S0) to an excited singlet state (S1-Sn), followed by intersystem crossing to an excited triplet state (T1). The energy transferred from T1 to biological substrates and molecular oxygen, via type I and II reactions, generates reactive oxygen species, (1O2, H2O2, O2*, HO*), which causes cellular damage that leads to tumor cell death through necrosis or apoptosis. The solubility, selectivity, and targeting of photosensitizers are important factors that must be considered in PDT. Nano-formulating PSs with organic and inorganic nanoparticles poses as potential strategy to satisfy the requirements of an ideal PDT system. In this review, we summarize several organic and inorganic PS carriers that have been studied to
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of the thoracic cavity can be performed in conjunction with surgery to treat cancers of the lung and its pleura. However, illumination of the cavity results in tissue exposure to a broad range of fluence rates. In a murine model of intrathoracic PDT, we studied the efficacy of 2-(1-hexyloxyethyl)-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a (HPPH; Photochlor®)-mediated PDT in reducing the burden of non-small cell lung cancer for treatments performed at different incident fluence rates (75 versus 150 mW/cm). To better understand a role for growth factor signaling in disease progression after intrathoracic PDT, the expression and activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) was evaluated in areas of post-treatment proliferation. The low fluence rate of 75 mW/cm produced the largest reductions in tumor burden. Bioluminescent imaging and histological staining for cell proliferation (anti-Ki-67) identified areas of disease progression at both fluence rates after PDT. However, increased
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a method to treat cancer or non-cancer diseases by activation of the light-sensitive photosensitizers. Epstein Barr virus (EBV) has been implicated in the development of certain cancers such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and B cell lymphoma. This study aims to examine the effects of EBV infection on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines in cells after the photosensitizer Zn-BC-AM PDT treatment. Epithelial tumor cell lines HONE-1 and latent EBV-infected HONE-1 (EBV-HONE-1) cells were used in this study. Cells were treated with the photosensitizer Zn-BC-AM for 24 hours before light irradiation. RT-PCR and quantitative ELISA methods were used for the evaluation of mRNA expression and production of cytokines, respectively. Results show that Zn-BC-AM PDT increases the production of IL-1a and IL-1b in EBV-HONE-1. Over a 10-fold increase in the production of IL-6 was observed in the culture supernatant of Zn-BC-AM PDT-treated HONE-1 cells. PDT-induced ...
Title:Recent Developments of Nanoparticles in the Treatment of Photodynamic Therapy for Cervical Cancer. VOLUME: 19 ISSUE: 15. Author(s):Wenwen Guo, Chao Sun, Guan Jiang* and Yong Xin*. Affiliation:Department of Radiation, Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou 221002, Department of Dermatology, Xinyi Peoples Hospital, Xuzhou 221002, Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou 221002, Department of Radiation, Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou 221002. Keywords:Photodynamic therapy, photosensitizer, nanoparticle, drug delivery system, cervical cancer, radiotherapy.. Abstract:Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a photoactivation or photosensitization process, wherein the photosensitizer (PS) is activated under appropriate wavelengths. Conventional antitumor therapy for cervical cancer includes surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. However, these techniques are accompanied by some evident shortcomings. PDT is considered ...
A major challenge in photodynamic cancer therapy (PDT) is avoiding PDT-induced hypoxia, which can lead to cancer recurrence and progression through activation of various angiogenic factors and significantly reduce treatment outcomes. Reported here is an acetazolamide (AZ) conjugated BODIPY photosensitizer (AZ-BPS) designed to mitigate the effects of PDT-based hypoxia by combining the benefits of anti-angiogenesis therapy with PDT. AZ-BPS showed specific affinity to aggressive cancer cells (MDA-MB-231 cells) that overexpress carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX). It displayed enhanced photo-cytotoxicity compared to a reference compound, BPS, which is an analogous PDT agent that lacks an acetazolamide unit. AZ-BPS also displayed an enhanced in vivo efficacy in a xenograft mouse tumor regrowth model relative to BPS, an effect attributed to inhibition of tumor angiogenesis by both PDT-induced ROS generation and CAIX knockdown. AZ-BPS was evaluated successfully in clinical samples collected from breast cancer ...
RATIONALE: Biliary stenting is the placement of a tube in the bile ducts to keep a blocked area open. Photodynamic therapy uses a drug, such as porfimer sodium, that is absorbed by tumor cells. The drug becomes active when it is exposed to light. When the drug is active, tumor cells are killed. It is not yet known whether biliary stenting is more effective with or without photodynamic therapy in treating patients with biliary tract tumors.. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying biliary stenting to see how well it works compared with biliary stenting and photodynamic therapy using porfimer sodium in treating patients with locally advanced, recurrent, or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma or other biliary tract tumors that cannot be removed by surgery. ...
Marcelo Soto Thompson,1 Ann Johansson,1 Thomas Johansson,1,2 Stefan Andersson-Engels,1 Sune Svanberg,1 Niels Bendsoe,3 and Katarina Svanberg4 1When this research was performed, M. Soto Thompson ([email protected]), A. Johansson, T. Johansson, S. Andersson-Engels, and S. Svanberg were with the Department of Physics, Lund Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden 2T. Johansson is now with SpectraCare AB, Ideon Research Park, Ole Römers väg 16, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden 3N. Bendsoe is with the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Lund University Hospital, SE-221 85 Lund, Sweden, and the Lund University Medical Center Laser Centre, P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden 4K. Svanberg is with the Department of Oncology, Lund University Hospital, SE-221 85 Lund, Sweden, and the Lund University Medical Laser Centre, P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden ...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:. I. To determine maximally tolerated light dose (MTID). Identify systemic and normal tissue toxicity using 2-[hexyloxyethyl)-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a (HPPH) for photodynamic therapy in patients with bronchogenic carcinoma-in-situ (CIS) or microinvasive carcinoma.. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:. I. To study tumor response in patients with bronchogenic carcinoma-in-situ (CIS) or bronchogenic microinvasive carcinoma.. OUTLINE: This is a dose-escalation study.. Patients receive HPPH intravenously (IV) over 1 hour on day 1. Patients then photodynamic therapy with laser light on day 3. Patients also undergo therapeutic bronchoscopy for endoscopic debridement on day 5.. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up at 4-6 weeks, 6 months, and then periodically for at least 2 years. ...
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In this study, the peripherally biotin-substituted zinc(ii) phthalocyanine (Pc2) was synthesized as a photosensitizer for the treatment of cancer by photodynamic therapy. The photophysico-chemical properties of the zinc(ii) phthalocyanine-bearing mono-biotin and three branched polyoxyethylene groups were studied in DMSO. The photodynamic activities of this compound were tested on HeLa cervical carcinoma cells and HuH-7 human liver carcinoma cells. The dark toxicity and photosensitizing effect of the conjugate were compared to those of amino-functionalized zinc(ii) phthalocyanine (Pc1) to determine the effect of the biotin group on the photodynamic activity. According to the results, Pc1 showed good photodynamic activity reaction against HeLa and HuH-7 cancer cells. Although the results of the photochemical and photophysical data of Pc1 and Pc2 were close, the in vitro studies of these compounds (1 and 2) have shown that the biotin-substituted conjugate (Pc2) more effectively decreased cell ...
Antimicrobial PhotoDynamic Therapy (APDT) represents a very promising strategy, particularly for the treatment of localized infectious diseases.[1] PDT involves the use of a non-toxic photosensitizer (PS), f. i. porphyrins, phthalocyanines, in combination with harmless visible light of appropriate wavelength to excite the PS. In the presence of the oxygen, the excited PS transfer energy or electrons to the ground state molecular oxygen, producing reactive oxygen species (ROS), e. g. singlet oxygen and hydroxyl radical, that affecting the integrity and function of different cellular components, e.g. proteins, nucleic acids and lipids, cause cell death. Advantages of APDT over traditional antibiotics include a broad spectrum activity, also against antibiotic-resistant species and the lack of development of resistance mechanisms due to the multi-target process. Gram-positive bacteria can be efficiently killed by light after their incubation with a number of PS. On the contrary Gram-negative ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Direct photodynamic therapy for vulnerable plaque. T2 - Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Laser Interaction with Tissue and Cells XV. AU - Ohmori, S.. AU - Yanagihara, T.. AU - Arai, T.. PY - 2004/10/27. Y1 - 2004/10/27. N2 - Photodynamic therapy (PDT) mechanism with high-intensity pulsed laser excitation has not been well understood. We think complete understanding of this unknown effect in PDT leads perfect treated depth control at various lesions. To realize the depth controlled PDT for atheromatous plaque therapy with a fibrous cap intact and surrounding damage free, we studied PDT against murine macrophage-like cells in vitro with the second-generation chlorin photosensitizer manufactured by Photochemical Co. Ltd. (Okayama Japan). The relation between the excitation conditions (pulse energy density and repetition rate) and PDT photocytotoxicity was examined in vitro. The XeCl excimer laser pumped dye laser (wavelength: 669±3 nm, pulse duration: 7ns in FWHM) was ...
Photodynamic Acne Treatment is a process by which a photosensitizing agent (Levulan) is applied to your skin. A Photosensitizing agent is a special solution applied to the skin that is activated by a predetermined specific wavelength of light, which "turns it on." Levulan has been used a lot for treatment of a variety of different skin conditions. Unfortunately, only approximately 18-20% of people are eligible for treatment in this manner. Even if laser treatment is possible, more than half of the patients receiving laser therapy eventually develop regrowth of the blood vessels, and eventual central visual loss. Photodynamic therapy, which employs selective activation of a photoactive drug by visible light, may be useful in patients with numerous tumors. Lasers also have been used for the treatment of skin cancer. Local radiotherapy delivered by brachytherapy, photodynamic therapy using a photosensitizing agent and endobronchial stents are other measures that can relieve airway obstruction from ...
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is based on the preferential uptake and retention of a photosensitizer (PS) in metabolically more active cells then focal light activation of the PS in the presence of molecular oxygen which leads to cytotoxicity. Compared to other cancer therapies, PDT has some advantages in that it spares the tissue architecture, is minimally invasive, does not damage tissue outside the treated area and can be used repeatedly with no serious side effects or development of resistance. However, PDT with the currently approved photosensitizers is not without adverse effects such as prolonged widespread photosensitivity. We propose using glucosamine, a natural glucose analogue widely used as a dietary supplement, to potentiate the PDT effect. Glucosamine was first reported as an inhibitor of tumour growth by Quastel and Cantero in 1953 and various in vivo and in vitro studies have confirmed the inhibitory effect. In our experiments, we used glucosamine together with disulfonated ...
The design of new photosensitizers (PS) with improved properties is essential for the development of photodynamic therapy as an alternative therapeutic method. The conjugation of porphyrins, well known PS, with platinum(ii) complexes, potent anticancer agents, may achieve new compounds with synergistic treat
F98 represents brain cancer cells. A375, HeLa, and A549 represent skin, cervical, and lung cancer cells. The graph shows that after 10 minutes of light irradiation, all cancer cells that were treated with taurine-modified Ru-complex, the solid color lines, were mostly destroyed, with the highest efficiency apparent in brain cancer cells. The cancer cells that were not treated with the complex, the dotted lines at the top of the figure, remained in healthy conditions.
Ranibizumab in monotherapy and combined with photodynamic therapy for retinal angiomatous proliferation Luis Arias,1–3 Francisco Gómez-Ulla,2–4 José M Ruiz-Moreno2,3,51Ophthalmology Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, C/Feixa Llarga, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, 2Spanish Vitreoretinal Society (SERV), C/Xosé Chao Rego, Santiago de Compostela, 3RETICS OFTARED, Institute of Health Carlos III, C/Sinesio Delgado, Madrid, 4Gómez-Ulla Eye Institute, Santiago de Compostela, 5Department of Ophthalmology, Albacete University Hospital, Avenida de Almansa s/n, Albacete, Spain Purpose: To compare the effects of intravitreal ranibizumab in monotherapy (group A) and combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin (group B) in retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) treatment.Methods: This was a multicentric, prospective, randomized clinical study conducted with parallel groups. The study eye in both groups received ranibizumab on days 1, 30, and
Esophageal PDT is a complex interaction of a photosensitizer drug activated by light to induce apoptosis, mucosal inflammation, vascular thrombosis, and immune system activation in the setting of clinical factors, such as aggressive suppression of acid and bile gastroesophageal reflux, to promote the ablation of Barretts dysplasia with remodeling to a squamous epithelium. Despite the numerous factors involved in PDT, most previous studies have focused on the light dose. PDT light delivery for the esophagus is unique because the esophagus is a hollow organ in which reflected light enhances the light fluence that is delivered directly from the fiber optic light source. Panjehpour et al. (10) and van Veen et al. (11) measured the actual light fluence at the mucosal surface and found that it was 1.5 to 3.9 times higher than expected. Mackenzie et al. (12) reported that esophageal 5-aminolaevulinic acid-PDT treatment success was correlated to the administered PDT light dose. However, Panjehpour et ...
The photodynamic therapy (PDT) based on core-shell structures require efficient luminescence within specific wavelength range, preferably in near infrared. In the present study we aim to create a multifunctional platform for PDT through Fe3O4/ZnO core shell structure. The magnetic properties of these nanostructures will enable us magnetically driven tumor targeting as well delivery of photosensitizer. On the other hand, ZnO is well known for reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and will help to kill cancer cells through oxidative stress. Fe3O4/ZnO core-shell nanostructures are synthesized via a simple aqueous solution method and characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD, Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), Electron Diffraction Spectroscopy (EDS), Photoluminescence (PL) measurements. The results on capability of generating active singlet oxygen are in progress and will be presented.
ABSTRACT. Nanotechnology is a promising interdisciplinary field for developing improved methods of diagnosis and treatment of different diseases, including cancer. Give their optical, magnetic, and structural property, the nanoparticles have been proposed to be use in the development of unconventional treatments for cancer such as photodynamic therapy (PDT). In PDT, a photosensitizing agent is used that accumulates in tumor cells, generating reactive oxygen species that causes the death of malignant cells after irradiation with light at a particular wavelength. However, the use of PDT presents different problems in its application due to the characteristics of hydrophobicity of the photosensitizers, which hinder the efficiency of administration and treatment. It is here where the use of nanoparticles is proposed as a delivery vehicle to optimize treatment application. In this review we describe the use of nanoparticles coupled to PDT in the treatment of cancer and its molecular mechanism of ...
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Photodynamic therapy is used in the treatment of skin cancers, psoriasis, acne and skin conditions such as sun damage and wrinkles. The therapy involves the use of a photo-sensitizing agent in the presence of a specific wavelength of light and tissue oxygen to create a chemical that is toxic to malignant cells. The photo-sensitizing agent also damages blood vessels in the tumor which leads to deprivation of essential nutrients for these cells. The immune system is also triggered by this therapy to recognize the alien nature of the targeted cells and attack them. The therapy is an outpatient procedure thats carried out by a dermatologist under local anesthesia.. ...
The proposed research program addresses important questions concerning the mechanism, structure, specificity, and biological roles of cytochrome P450 enzymes, enzymes that play critical roles in sterol and lipid biogenesis, drug and xenobiotic elimination, drug interactions, carcinogenicity and toxicity, and as potential tools in biotechnology. One focus of the research program is on bacterial P450 enzymes as structurally defined systems in which to elucidate the general features of cytochrome P450 mechanism and specificity relevant to the mammalian enzymes. The second focus is on the mammalian CYP4 family of fatty acid m-hydroxylases that oxidize arachidonic acid to eicosanoids involved in the control of vascular pressure. The two facets of the program are linked by an underlying concern with structure and mechanism. We specifically propose the following: (a) To further define the mechanism of cytoctuome P450 enzymes, with emphasis on the proposed role of the radical rebound mechanism in ...
Several earlier reports indicated that UDCA protected cells in culture from the apoptotic effects of a variety of stimuli (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) . This protective mechanism was attributed to stabilization of the mitochondrial structure, thereby preventing the loss of cytochrome c (9, 10, 11, 12) . The latter event is known to trigger an apoptotic response via the Apaf-1/caspase-9 pathway (3) . In this report, we describe a different effect of UDCA: promotion of the apoptotic response to mitochondrial photodamage.. UDCA at a 100 μm concentration, in the absence of any other treatment, neither induced caspase-3 activation in L1210 or 1c1c7 cells nor was cytotoxic. Similar effects have been noted by several groups in a variety of cultured cell types (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) . However, coexposure of L1210 and 1c1c7 cells to mitochondrial sensitizers and UDCA prior to irradiation markedly potentiated PDT-induced apoptosis. This potentiation reflected enhanced loss of mitochondrial membrane ...
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Photodynamic therapy would suffer from low efficiency in the cancer treatment process if the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated from a photosensitizer (PS) were reduced by intracellular glutathione (GSH). To overcome this limitation, in this work, we developed an amphiphilic branched copolymer with pend
Photosensitizer Photosens is a mixture of sulphonated Al-phthalocyanines with a different number of substituents per phthalocyanine molecule. In the beginning of 1994, this photosensitizer was approved for clinical trials. Since that time till May 1995, 45 patients with 120 tumors were treated by PDT-Photosens. The main tumor localizations were lung (5/6), head and neck (4/4), esophagus (8/8), stomach (2/2), vulva (2/2), bladder (1/1), breast cancer (3/3), skin (basalioma, melanoma, sarcoma Kaposi, mts breast cancer) (20 patients/94 tumors). The lesions were photoirradiated 48-72 h after intravenous injection of Photosens in doses from 0.5 to 2.0 mg/kg b.w. (1.0 mg/kg b.w., on average). PDT was performed by laser power density from 20 to 1400 mW/sq cm (300 mW/sq.cm, on average), energy density varying from 15 to 200 J/sq cm (100 J/sq.cm, on average). The therapeutical effect of PDT was evaluated histologically, endoscopically, roentgenologically and sonographically 3 - 4 weeks after the ...
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Photodynamic therapy has a lot to offer patients suffering from cancer of the oral cavity, but the complex anatomy and the difficulties created by scattered treatment light illuminating and potentially damaging sensitive normal tissue present significant technical challenges", said Thomas Foster, Ph.D., a professor of Imaging Sciences at URMC. Fosters lab has been working on various aspects of photodynamic therapy for more than 20 years.. Photodynamic therapy combines a class of drugs with light to selectively destroy cancer cells. The drug - called a photosensitizing agent - is injected into the patient and absorbed by the bodys cells. The drug tends to remain in cancer cells for a longer period of time. When exposed to a specific wavelength of light, often administered by a laser, the drugs produce a form of oxygen that kills nearby cells. This therapy is currently used to treat certain forms of oral cancer, in addition to other cancers. However, current oral cancer technologies have the ...
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To assess by MR Imaging the lesions induced by WST09-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) in patients with recurrent or persistent localized prostate can
Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and white of the eyes. The urine is darker than normal and bowel motions may be lighter in color. Other than that, jaundice is more common with tumor of the head of the pancreas because the tumor blocks the bile duct. This tube carries bile into the duodenum. If it is blocked the bile ends up in bloodstream instead. Bile contains a lot of yellow pigments so it turns the skin yellow.. ...
Compounds of formula (1) or formula (2): ##STR1## wherein M is a non-paramagnetic metal selected from Mg+2, Sn+2, and Zn+2, or represents 2 H30 each H+ bonded to one of the N atoms connected by the solid lines; R1 is a saturated of unsaturated hydrocarbyl residue of 8-25 C.; each R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of vinyl, ethyl, acetyl and 1-hydroxyethyl, and X is COOR3, wherein R3 is alkyl (1-C); are useful in photodynamic therapy and diagnosis. These compounds photosensitize target biological substrates to irradiation, and treating said substrates with these sensitizers followed by irradiation leads to the impairment or destruction of the biological substrate. When administered systemically, these compounds accumulate in the undesired target biological substrate. The compounds can also be utilized in vitro, for example to destroy infectious cells or viruses in blood intended for transfusion.
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A device for applying light in photodynamic therapy is arranged to apply light in a pattern corresponding to the configuration of the lesion to be treated. The device may be customized in response to an image of the patient acquired before treatment. Alternatively, the device may include sensors for detecting a characteristic of tissue overlying each region of the device so that the device either emits light or does not emit light in each region depending upon the characteristics of the overlying tissue.
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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a strategy for treating cancer, where a nontoxic prodrug, the photosensitizer (PS), is activated by light to form reactive species that destroy tumor tissue. The advantage of PDT over traditional chemotherapy is that drug toxicity can be localized to the target region through precise spatial and temporal control over the light delivery. In this way tumors are selectively destroyed while healthy tissue is spared, leading to superior patient outcomes. Furthermore, we have good evidence that our compounds elicit an immune response, leading to the suppression of metastases.. While PDT has shown remarkable efficacy against certain cancers, its widespread adoption has been limited by relatively few PSs having been approved as clinical agents. The lack of attention to the importance of the light dose protocol has also restricted progress; PSs have usually been developed in isolation from their end use, and the one-PS-for-all-applications approach has not produced results. ...
Photodynamic 치료 (PDT)는 것 적용된 photosensitizer (PS) 뒤에 보이는 빛 photoactivation apoptosis 유도 보육 관련 의료 절차입니다. 우리는 생체 외에서 PDT 프로토콜 PS ...
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Photodynamic थेरेपी (pst) एक चिकित्सा प्रक्रिया है कि एक exogenously एप्लाइड photosensitizer (पुनश्च) दिखाई प्रकाश photoactivation के...
Cell cultures and tissues often contain cellular subpopulations that potentially interfere with or contaminate other cells of interest. However, it is difficult to eliminate unwanted cells without damaging the very cell population one is seeking to protect, especially established tissue. Here, we present a method of eliminating a specific subpopulation of cells from a mixed 2D or 3D cell culture and a mixed-population in vivo tumor model by using the near infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) without damage to non-targeted cells. Using the optical reporters, RFP, GFP and luciferase, it could be demonstrated that the selected cell population could be eliminated by NIR-PIT. With this demonstration, we propose that NIR-PIT is a practical method for eliminating a selective set of cells from cell culture or tissue in vitro or local environment in vivo without damaging the remaining cells. Locally specific cell elimination by NIR-PIT has potential application in many fields, for instance, regenerative ...
HIV infects primarily cells of the immune system (CD4+ T-lymphocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells), as well as some other types of cells. Extending into the cells of the specified types, the virus begins to multiply. This, ultimately, leads to the destruction and death of the infected cells. The presence of HIV over time causes a disturbance of the immune system due to selective destruction of them immunocompetent cells and suppress their subpopulations. Released viruses are introduced into the new, and the cycle repeats. Gradually the number of CD4+ lymphocytes is reduced so that the body can no longer withstand the causative agents of opportunistic infections, which are not dangerous or not dangerous for healthy people with normally functioning immune system.. AIDS - acquired immune deficiency syndrome, last, end-stage disease, the result of the destruction of a significant part of the human immune system. HIV can weaken the immune system to a specific state, when the body starts to ...
Viruses replicate asexually. They are single purpose DNA whose only activity is to replicate. They thrive in living bodies. But they are not burdened by the overhead or the slow cycle time of generations necessitated by living bodies. They can iterate a gezillion times in the cycle time that it takes a living bodies to iterate. The cycle time of random mutation, differentiation and selective destruction is very short. The AID virus is just the most recent example of a DNA virus that thrives by being able to take advantage of these short cycle times to change faster than humans can design ways to stop it ...