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23 February 2006 Acute phase response induced following tumor treatment by photodynamic therapy: relevance for the therapy outcome
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Acute phase response is an effector process orchestrated by the innate immune system for the optimal mobilization of the resources of the organism distant from the local insult site needed in the execution of a host-protecting reaction. Our research has shown that mice bearing tumors treated by photodynamic therapy (PDT) exhibit the three major hallmarks of acute phase response: release of acute phase reactants, neutrophilia, and pituitary/adrenal axis activation. Of particular interest in this study were acute phase proteins that have a pivotal role in the clearance of dead cells, since the occurrence of this process in PDT-treated tumors emerges as a critical event in the course of PDT-associated host response. It is shown that this type of acute phase reactants, including complement proteins (C3, C5, C9, mannose-binding lectin, and ficolin A) and related pentraxins (serum amyloid P component and PTX3), are upregulated following tumor PDT and accumulate in the targeted lesions. Based on the recently accumulated experimental evidence it is definitely established that the acute phase response is manifested in the hosts bearing PDT-treated tumors and it is becoming clear that this effector process is an important element of PDT-associated host response bearing in impact on the eventual outcome of this therapy.
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Mladen Korbelik, Soroush Merchant, Brandon Stott, Ivana Cecic, Peter Payne, and Jinghai Sun "Acute phase response induced following tumor treatment by photodynamic therapy: relevance for the therapy outcome", Proc. SPIE 6087, Biophotonics and Immune Responses, 60870C (23 February 2006);


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