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Alteration of mitochondrial membrane potential in photosensitized cardiocytes monitored by fast-response fluorescent probe
Author(s): Mariusz Adamek; Asher Shainberg; Fidi Schwartz; Shimon Rochkind
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Paper Abstract

Mitochondria constitute well-established target for photodynamic action provided that duration of incubation time with hydrophobic photosensitizer is long enough (18 - 24 hrs) to enable incorporation of the dye into these organelles. It was found that 1 hour incubation of rat cardiocytes with hematoporphyrin dihydrochloride (Hp) followed by low-energy HeNe laser irradiation (ED: 0.3, 1.0, or 3.0 J/cm2), affected mitochondrial membrane potential. The latter was monitored by means of the fast-response fluorescent probe DASPMI and the dynamic video imaging system equipped with frame-grabbing and analyzing software. The time-course of mitochondrial membrane potential decrease exhibited dependence on both: Hp concentration and ED used. In cells incubated with 1 (mu) g/ml Hp a decrease of DASPMI fluorescence occurred during 8 - 15 mins and was preceded by oscillations of fluorescence intensity. For cells incubated with 100 (mu) g/ml Hp disappearance of discrete pattern of mitochondrial fluorescence was observed 1 - 2 mins after irradiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3191, Photochemotherapy: Photodynamic Therapy and Other Modalities III, (29 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297796
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Mariusz Adamek, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel) and Silesian Academy of Medicine (Poland)
Asher Shainberg, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Fidi Schwartz, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
Shimon Rochkind, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3191:
Photochemotherapy: Photodynamic Therapy and Other Modalities III
Kristian Berg; Benjamin Ehrenberg; Zvi Malik; Johan Moan; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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