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Fluorescence diffuse tomography for detection of RFP-expressed tumors in small animals
Author(s): Ilya V. Turchin; Alexander P. Savitsky; Vladislav A. Kamensky; Vladimir I. Plehanov; Irina G. Meerovich; Lyaisan R. Arslanbaeva; Viktoria V. Jerdeva; Anna G. Orlova; Mikhail S. Kleshnin; Marina V. Shirmanova; Ilya I. Fiks
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Conventional optical imaging is restricted with tumor size due to high tissue scattering. Labeling of tumors by fluorescent markers improves sensitivity of tumor detection thus increasing the value of optical imaging dramatically. Creation of tumor cell lines transfected with fluorescent proteins gives the possibility not only to detect tumor, but also to conduct the intravital monitoring studies. Cell lines of human melanomas Mel-P, Mel-Kor and human embryonic kidney HEK-293 Phoenix were transfected with DsRed-Express and TurboRFP genes. Emission of RFP in the long-wave optical range permits detection of the deeply located tumors, which is essential for whole-body imaging. Only special tools for turbid media imaging, such as fluorescent diffusion tomography (FDT), enable noninvasive investigation of the internal structure of biological tissue. FDT setup for monitoring of tumor growth in small animals has been created. An animal is scanned in the transilluminative configuration by low-frequency modulated light (1 kHz) from Nd:YAG laser with second harmonic generation at the 532 nm wavelength. In vivo experiments were conducted immediately after the subcutaneously injection of fluorescing cells into small animals. It was shown that FDT method allows to detect the presence of fluorescent cells in small animals and can be used for monitoring of tumor growth and anticancer drug responce.

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Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6449, Genetically Engineered and Optical Probes for Biomedical Applications IV, 644915 (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.714368
Show Author Affiliations
Ilya V. Turchin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Alexander P. Savitsky, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry (Russia)
Vladislav A. Kamensky, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Vladimir I. Plehanov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Irina G. Meerovich, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry (Russia)
Lyaisan R. Arslanbaeva, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry (Russia)
Viktoria V. Jerdeva, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry (Russia)
Anna G. Orlova, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Mikhail S. Kleshnin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Marina V. Shirmanova, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Ilya I. Fiks, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6449:
Genetically Engineered and Optical Probes for Biomedical Applications IV
Samuel Achilefu; Alexander Pavlovich Savitsky; Rebekka M. Wachter; Darryl J. Bornhop; Ramesh Raghavachari, Editor(s)

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