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Induction and detection of immune responses by photoimmunotherapy
Author(s): Wei R. Chen; Kenneth E. Bartels; Hong Liu; Robert E. Nordquist
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Paper Abstract

A specific method of photoimmunotherapy, using a combination of selective photothermal laser tissue interactions and an in situ immunoadjuvant, has showed promising results in pre-clinical studies. Its effect on untreated remote metastases is especially interesting. To understand the mechanism of the combination of laser therapy and immunotherapy, immune responses have been investigated. The following laser photoimmunotherapy-induced tumor-specific immunological activities have been observed in our studies. 1. The photoimmunotherapy-cured tumor-bearing animal could resist repeated, dose escalated tumor rechallenges. 2. The serum from cured animals showed tumor-specific antibodies to enhance the binding to the tumor cells. 3. The serum from cured animals could also serve as antibody sources to bind certain specific tumor proteins. 4. In vivo, the spleen cells from cured animals showed anti-tumor immunity that could be adoptively transferred. The methods and the results of these immune responses are summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5771, Saratov Fall Meeting 2004: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine VI, (22 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.634654
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Wei R. Chen, Univ. of Central Oklahoma (United States)
Kenneth E. Bartels, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Hong Liu, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Robert E. Nordquist, Wound Healing of Oklahoma (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5771:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2004: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine VI

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