17 June 2002 Functional imaging of photosensitizers using multiphoton microscopy
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Proceedings Volume 4620, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences II; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.470688
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2002, San Jose, CA, United States
Multiphoton imaging of the sub-cellular distribution of photosensitizers can provide important clues to their mechanism of action in tumors. We have used this tool to study distribution and pharmacology of photosensitizers in murine hepatoma tumor cells dosed with various photosensitizers. Upon photoactivation, Rose Bengal yields nearly immediate photolytic release of lysomal enzymes, resulting in catastrophic cell destruction within 5-30 minutes. Such marked response is quite different than that observed with other photosensitizer agents, and is consistent with in vivo studies illustrating that Rose Bengal is capable of causing extremely rapid destruction of treated tumors.
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Eric A. Wachter, Eric A. Wachter, Craig Dees, Craig Dees, Jay Harkins, Jay Harkins, Walter G. Fisher, Walter G. Fisher, Timothy Scott, Timothy Scott, } "Functional imaging of photosensitizers using multiphoton microscopy", Proc. SPIE 4620, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences II, (17 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.470688; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.470688

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