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Kinetics of porphyrin partitioning in cells and membranes: investigation of cholesterol effects
Author(s): Vladimir P. Zorin; Iosif S. Mikhalovsky; Tatyana E. Zorina
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Paper Abstract

Insertion of cholesterol into phosphatidylcholin vesicles modifies the kinetics of intermembrane porphyrin movement due to as its effects on the rate of transmembrane and intermembrane pigment transfer, as the change of pigment intramembrane distribution pattern. The cholesterol-induced alteration of porphyrin intra- and intermembrane redistributions depends strongly on pigment polarity. According to flow cytometric study results, the reduction of cellular cholesterol through the incubation of cells with phosphatidylcholin liposomes enhances the cells' affinity for porphyrins and at that time efficiently promoted pigments clearance from cells. The potential role for cholesterol and its disproportionation within the cellular membranes as determinants of porphyrin binding and retention by cells is suggested.

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Date Published: 29 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3191, Photochemotherapy: Photodynamic Therapy and Other Modalities III, (29 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297823
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Vladimir P. Zorin, Belarussian State Univ. (Belarus)
Iosif S. Mikhalovsky, Belarussian State Univ. (Belarus)
Tatyana E. Zorina, Belarussian State Univ. (Belarus)

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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