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Determination of radical species generated in hexyl-5-aminolevulinate-based photodynamic therapy using electron spin resonance spectroscopy
Author(s): Lu Xin; Yoshitaka Ohya; Toshiyuki Kosobe; Yoshihiro Niikura; Yoshikazu Tokuoka; Norimichi Kawashima
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Paper Abstract

Generation of radical species in hexyl-5-aminolevulinate (h-ALA)- based photodynamic therapy (PDT) was determined in terms of electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy with N-tert-buthyl-α-phenylnitrone (PBN) as a spin trapping agent. Hexyl-5-aminolevulinate and PBN were administered into murine thymic lymphoma (EL-4) cells, and the ESR spectra of the EL-4 cell dispersions were measured with irradiating light (400-410 nm). There were no ESR signals in the EL-4 dispersion without the irradiation. At 30 min light irradiation we found the specific ESR signals, of which the intensity increased with an irradiation time. The ESR spectra of EL-4 cell dispersion with only PBN (without h-ALA) and of the culture medium with h-ALA and PBN were determined with the same method. The ESR signals in the both systems was similar to that in the system of EL-4 cell dispersion with h-ALA and PBN. Nevertheless, the signal intensity of the ESR signals in the formers was obviously lower than that in the latter. There results indicate, therefore, that some radical species occur in the cell dispersion by h-ALA-based PDT. In addition, the generation of radical species is considered to be related to the release of singlet oxygen by irradiating the light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6026, ICO20: Biomedical Optics, 60261L (2 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667683
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Lu Xin, Toin Univ. of Yokohama (Japan)
Yoshitaka Ohya, Toin Univ. of Yokohama (Japan)
Toshiyuki Kosobe, Toin Univ. of Yokohama (Japan)
Yoshihiro Niikura, Toin Univ. of Yokohama (Japan)
Yoshikazu Tokuoka, Toin Univ. of Yokohama (Japan)
Norimichi Kawashima, Toin Univ. of Yokohama (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6026:
ICO20: Biomedical Optics
Gert von Bally; Qingming Luo, Editor(s)

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