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Protoporphyrin ix

Soo-Jin Bae, Dae-Sic Lee, Vladimir Berezin, Uk Kang, Keun-Ho Lee
AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a novel optical imaging system for detecting protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) autofluorescence, to prove that PpIX autofluorescence is as useful as 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)-induced fluorescence for detecting and localizing cervical cancer, and to monitor the change in PpIX autofluorescence or induced PpIX fluorescence before, during, and after photodynamic therapy (PDT). METHODS: TC-1 cells - highly tumorigenic cells immortalized using human papillomavirus type 16 proteins E6 and E7 - were subcutaneously grafted into the thighs of nude mice...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
I Gupta, A Goyal, N K Singh, H N Yadav, P L Sharma
BACKGROUND: Attenuated cardioprotective effect of ischemic preconditioning (IPC) by reduced nitric oxide (NO) is a hallmark during diabetes mellitus (DM). Recently, we reported that the formation of caveolin-endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) complex decreases the release of NO, which is responsible for attenuation of IPC-induced cardioprotection in DM rat heart. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) facilitates release of NO by disrupting caveolin-eNOS complex. The activity of HO-1 is decreased during DM...
October 12, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
Seema Singh, Pravin Jha, Vandana Singh, Kislay Sinha, Sahid Hussain, Manoj K Singh, Prolay Das
Non-targeted photosensitizers lack selectivity that undermines the potential use of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Herein, we report the DNA mediated assembly of a ZnSe/ZnS quantum dot (QD)-photosensitizer (PS)-Mucin 1(MUC1) aptamer conjugate for targeting the MUC1 cancer biomarker and simultaneous generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). A photosensitizer, protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), was conjugated to a single stranded DNA and self-assembled to a complementary strand that was conjugated to a QD and harboring a MUC1 aptamer sequence...
October 10, 2016: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
Kara M Harmatys, Anthony J Musso, Kasey J Clear, Bradley D Smith
Administration of exogenous 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) to cancerous tissue leads to intracellular production of photoactive protoporphyrin IX, a biosynthetic process that enables photodynamic therapy and fluorescence-guided surgery of cancer. Cell uptake of 5-ALA is limited by its polar structure and there is a need for non-toxic chemical additives that can enhance its cell permeation. Two zinc-bis(dipicolylamine) (ZnBDPA) compounds were evaluated for their ability to promote uptake of 5-ALA into Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO-K1) cells and produce protoporphyrin IX...
October 7, 2016: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Minchan Gil, Yun Kyu Kim, Sang Bum Hong, Kyung Jin Lee
Naringin, a flavanone glycoside extracted from various plants, has a wide range of pharmacological effects. In the present study, we investigated naringin's mechanism of action and its inhibitory effect on lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor-alpha and high-mobility group box 1 expression in macrophages, and on death in a cecal ligation and puncture induced mouse model of sepsis. Naringin increased heme oxygenase 1 expression in peritoneal macrophage cells through the activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, p38, and NF-E2-related factor 2...
2016: PloS One
C L Campbell, C T A Brown, K Wood, H Moseley
Most existing theoretical models of photodynamic therapy (PDT) assume a uniform initial distribution of the photosensitive molecule, Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX). This is an adequate assumption when the prodrug is systematically administered; however for topical PDT this is no longer a valid assumption. Topical application and subsequent diffusion of the prodrug results in an inhomogeneous distribution of PpIX, especially after short incubation times, prior to light illumination. In this work a theoretical simulation of PDT where the PpIX distribution depends on the incubation time and the treatment modality is described...
October 7, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Chien-Lin Pan, Ming-Hong Chen, Fu-I Tung, Tse-Ying Liu
: Many non-antibiotic strategies, such as photocatalysis and photodynamic therapy, have been proposed to inhibit and/or kill bacteria. However, these approaches still have drawbacks such as insufficient bacterial specificity and the limited penetration depth of ultraviolet and near-infrared light. To overcome these limitations, we developed a bacteria-specific anti-bacterial technique via using low-dose X-ray. Graphene oxide quantum dots (GQDs, a multifunctional vehicle) conjugated with vancomycin (Van, a bacteria-targeting ligand) were assembled with Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX, a photo/radiation sensitizer) to yield a novel Van-GQDs/PpIX complex that specifically attached to Escherichia coli and efficiently generated intracellular reactive oxygen species following X-ray activation...
October 3, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Baifan Wang, Xin Wen, Zhen Xi
Protoporphyrinogen IX oxidase (PPO, EC catalyzes the oxidation of protoporphyrinogen IX (protogen IX) to protoporphyrin IX (proto IX) in the haem/chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway. Although extensive studies of PPO have already afforded many insights into its biological function and its significance to agriculture and medicine, details of the enzymatic mechanism as well as the nature of the specific amino acids involved in substrate binding still remain largely unknown due to the lack of structural information about protogen IX binding to PPO...
October 2016: Molecular Informatics
C V Nissen, I M Heerfordt, S R Wiegell, C S Mikkelsen, H C Wulf
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) is highly effective for treating actinic keratosis (AKs) on the face/scalp, but less effective on the extremities. Insufficient accumulation of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) may cause these inferior efficacy rates. However, it is possible to increase PpIX accumulation by extending MAL application time and/or pretreating the skin with curettage. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether increased PpIX accumulation improves the effect of MAL-PDT for AKs in a randomized intraindividual study...
October 1, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Andreas S Richter, Caroline Hochheuser, Christian Fufezan, Laura Heinze, Franziska Kuhnert, Bernhard Grimm
GENOMES UNCOUPLED 4 is a positive regulator of light dependent chlorophyll biosynthesis. GUN4 activates Mg chelatase that catalyses the insertion of an Mg2+ ion into protoporphyrin IX. We show that Arabidopsis GUN4 is phosphorylated at serine 264 (S264), the penultimate amino acid residue at the C-terminus. While GUN4 is preferentially phosphorylated in darkness, phosphorylation is reduced upon accumulation of Mg porphyrins. Expression of a phosphomimicking GUN4(S264D) results in an incomplete complementation of the white gun4-2 null mutant and a chlorotic phenotype comparable to gun4 knockdown mutants...
September 29, 2016: Plant Physiology
Marcos Roberto de Oliveira, Alessandra Peres, Gustavo Costa Ferreira, Patrícia Fernanda Schuck, Clarissa S Gama, Simone Morelo Dal Bosco
Carnosic acid (CA; C20H28O4), which is also called salvin, is a major phenolic diterpene found in Rosmarinus officinalis L. and exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiproliferative properties. CA activates the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) transcription factor, leading to the upregulation of antioxidant and phase II detoxification enzymes, such as heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), glutathione reductase (GR), γ-glutamate-cysteine ligase (γ-GCL), and glutathione S-transferase (GST), among others...
September 29, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
Miloslav Machacek, Jiri Demuth, Pavel Cermak, Magda Vavreckova, Lenka Hruba, Adela Jedlickova, Pavel Kubat, Tomas Simunek, Veronika Novakova, Petr Zimcik
Investigation of a series of tetra(3,4-pyrido)porphyrazines (TPyPzs) substituted with hydrophilic substituents revealed important structure-activity relationships for their use in photodynamic therapy (PDT). Among them, a cationic TPyPz derivative with total of 12 cationic charges above, below and in the plane of the core featured a unique spatial arrangement that caught the hydrophobic core in a cage, thereby protecting it fully from aggregation in water. This derivative exhibited exceptionally effective photodynamic activity on a number of tumor cell lines (HeLa, SK-MEL-28, A549, MCF-7) with effective concentrations (EC50) typically below 5 nM, at least an order of magnitude better than the EC50 values obtained for the clinically approved photosensitizers verteporfin, temoporfin, protoporphyrin IX, and trisulfonated hydroxyaluminum phthalocyanine...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Jina Wu, Ye Lin, Huan Li, Qiao Jin, Jian Ji
5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is a FDA-approved photodynamic therapy (PDT) precursor of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) used for treating various cancers. However, the internalization of ALA is a big challenge due to its hydrophilic nature and low specificity to cancer cells. In this work, ALA conjugated prodrug nanoparticles were prepared by conjugation of thiolated stealth peptide sequence CPPPPEKEKEKEKEKEDGR and hydrazone-containing ALA to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Remarkable anti-fouling ability of ALA prodrug nanoparticles in complex environment was achieved owing to the zwitterionic stealth peptide sequence EKEKEKEKEK...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Niteen Tapuria, Sameer Junnarkar, Mahmoud Abu-Amara, Barry Fuller, Alexander M Seifalian, Brian R Davidson
AIM: To investigate the hepatic microcirculatory changes due to Haemoxygenase (HO), effect of HO inhibition on remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) and modulation of CINC. METHODS: Eight groups of animals were studied - Sham, ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) the animals were subjected to 45 min of hepatic ischemia followed by three hours of reperfusion, RIPC (remote ischemic preconditioning) + IRI group, remote ischemic preconditioning in sham (RIPC + Sham), PDTC + IR (Pyridodithiocarbamate, HO donor), ZnPP + RIPC + IRI (Zinc protoporphyrin prior to preconditioning), IR-24 (45 min of ischemia followed by 24 h of reperfusion), RIPC + IR-24 (preconditioning prior to IR)...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Nikolay Pustogarov, Dmitriy Panteleev, Sergey A Goryaynov, Anastasia V Ryabova, Ekaterina Y Rybalkina, Alexander Revishchin, Alexander A Potapov, Galina Pavlova
Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is widely used in photodynamic diagnosis. To date, the details of molecular mechanisms underlying PpIX accumulation in malignant cells after 5-ALA administration remain unclear. The fluorescence of PpIX was studied in human glioma cells. Several cell cultures were established from glioma tumor tissue to study the differences between fluorescence-positive and fluorescence-negative human glioma tumors. The cell cultures demonstrated fluorescence profiles similar to those of source tumor tissues, which allows us to use these cultures in experimental research...
September 19, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
Veronika Huntosova, Emmanuel Gerelli, Matthieu Zellweger, Georges Wagnières
The measurement of Protoporphyrin IX delayed fluorescence lifetime is a minimally invasive method for monitoring the levels of oxygen in cells and tissues. The excitation of Protoporphyrin IX during this measurement can lead to the formation of photoproducts in vitro and in vivo. The influence of their luminescence on the measured Protoporphyrin IX delayed fluorescence lifetimes was studied in solution and in vivo on the Chick's chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model under various oxygen enriched air conditions (0mmHg, 37mmHg and 155mmHg)...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Vladislav Pavlov, David Meyronet, Vincent Meyer-Bisch, Xavier Armoiry, Brian Pikul, Chloé Dumot, Pierre-Aurelien Beuriat, Francesco Signorelli, Jacques Guyotat
BACKGROUND: The management of gliomas is based on precise histologic diagnosis. The tumor tissue can be obtained during open surgery or via stereotactic biopsy. Intraoperative tissue imaging could substantially improve biopsy precision and, ultimately, the extent of resection. OBJECTIVE: To show the feasibility of intraoperative in vivo probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) in surgery and biopsy of gliomas. METHODS: In our prospective observational study, 9 adult patients were enrolled between September 2014 and January 2015...
October 2016: Neurosurgery
I Marginedas-Freixa, C Hattab, G Bouyer, F Halle, A Chene, S D Lefevre, M Cambot, A Cueff, M Schmitt, B Gamain, J J Lacapere, S Egee, F Bihel, C Le Van Kim, M A Ostuni
After invading red blood cells (RBCs), Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) can export its own proteins to the host membrane and activate endogenous channels that are present in the membrane of RBCs. This transport pathway involves the Voltage Dependent Anion Channel (VDAC). Moreover, ligands of the VDAC partner TranSlocator PrOtein (TSPO) were demonstrated to inhibit the growth of the parasite. We studied the expression of TSPO and VDAC isoforms in late erythroid precursors, examined the presence of these proteins in membranes of non-infected and infected human RBCs, and evaluated the efficiency of TSPO ligands in inhibiting plasmodium growth, transporting the haem analogue Zn-protoporphyrin-IX (ZnPPIX) and enhancing the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
2016: Scientific Reports
Masumi Nishimura, Yasutoshi Murayama, Kyoichi Harada, Yosuke Kamada, Ryo Morimura, Hisashi Ikoma, Daisuke Ichikawa, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Eigo Otsuji
UNLABELLED: Backgtound/Aim: Since hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a high recurrence rate, accurate diagnosis of its location and curative resection is important to improve survival. This study evaluated the utility of photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) for HCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used two human hepatoma cell lines (HuH-7 and Hep G2). Cells were treated with 5-ALA for 4 h. 5-ALA-induced fluorescence was then examined under a fluorescence microscope...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
Amel Hamdi, Tariq M Roshan, Tanya M Kahawita, Anne B Mason, Alex D Sheftel, Prem Ponka
In erythroid cells, more than 90% of transferrin-derived iron enters mitochondria where ferrochelatase inserts Fe(2+) into protoporphyrin IX. However, the path of iron from endosomes to mitochondrial ferrochelatase remains elusive. The prevailing opinion is that, after its export from endosomes, the redox-active metal spreads into the cytosol and mysteriously finds its way into mitochondria through passive diffusion. In contrast, this study supports the hypothesis that the highly efficient transport of iron toward ferrochelatase in erythroid cells requires a direct interaction between transferrin-endosomes and mitochondria (the "kiss-and-run" hypothesis)...
September 11, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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