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Confocal observation of hydrophilic and lipophilic photosensitizers in endothelial cells, lumen of the vessels, interstitium, and tumor cells using the chicken chorioallantoic membrane
Author(s): Angelika C. Rueck; Nermin Akguen; K. Heckelsmiller; Gerd C. Beck; Felicitas Genze; Rudolf W. Steiner
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Paper Abstract

The dynamic behavior of lipophilic and hydrophilic sensitizers in cell cultures and non animal in vivo systems with varying incubation but also during the photodynamic therapy will be summarized within the presentation. As an appropriate in vivo system we used the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of fertilized eggs, which served as a substrate for tumor cells. Because the CAM is a transparent membrane it is possible to view individual blood vessels and to examine tumor cells as well as structural changes of the supplying vasculature. To adapt this system to high magnification microscopy, we established a new technique for in vivo observation of the CAM tissue. This technique enables online investigations of alterations at cellular level induced by drugs with confocal laser scanning microscopy. The localization of the drugs with clinical importance was observed after different application times in the lumen of the vessels, the endothelial cells and the tumor cells. In addition light induced subcellular Ca2+-changes were observed and correlated with the photodynamic process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3247, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detections: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy VII, (19 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308132
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Angelika C. Rueck, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik an der Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Nermin Akguen, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik an der Univ. Ulm (Germany)
K. Heckelsmiller, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik an der Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Gerd C. Beck, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik an der Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Felicitas Genze, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik an der Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Rudolf W. Steiner, Institut fuer Lasertechnologien in der Medizin und Messtechnik an der Univ. Ulm (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3247:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detections: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy VII
Thomas J. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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