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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928941/molecular-dynamics-analysis-of-the-structural-and-dynamic-properties-of-the-functionally-enhanced-hepta-variant-of-mouse-5-aminolevulinate-synthase
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Insung Na, Shelly DeForte, Bosko M Stojanovski, Gloria C Ferreira, Vladimir N Uversky
Heme biosynthesis, a complex, multistage, and tightly controlled process, starts with 5-aminolevulinate (ALA) production, which, in metazoa and certain bacteria, is a reaction catalyzed by 5-aminolevulinate synthase (ALAS), a pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme. Functional aberrations in ALAS are associated with several human diseases. ALAS can adopt open and closed conformations, with segmental rearrangements of a C-terminal, 16-amino acid loop and an α-helix regulating accessibility to the ALAS active site...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919664/photodynamic-therapy-with-green-light-for-the-treatment-of-vulvar-lichen-sclerosus-preliminary-results
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B J Osiecka, K Jurczyszyn, P Nockowski, M Murawski, P Ziółkowski
INTRODUCTION: The standard treatment for lichen sclerosus (LS) is symptomatic and is primarily based on the chronic use of corticosteroids, sometimes resulting in unsatisfactory effects. Therefore, other non-pharmacological methods are being sought, which are less aggravating for the patient. LS can be treated topically by using photodynamic therapy (PDT) based on 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA). Unfortunately, therapy with the red light is often connected with severe local pain during the illumination...
December 2, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903435/lack-of-effect-of-selected-sunscreens-applied-on-ex-vivo-human-skin-for-5-methyl-aminolevulinic-acid-penetration-and-protoporphyrin-ix-photoactivation
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Hanan Osman-Ponchet, Karine Sevin, Alexandre Gaborit, Magali Kouidhi, Johanna Hanaizi, Pierre Comby, Bernard Ruty, Guy Bouvier
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a successful treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. Methyl-aminolevulinate (MAL) is metabolized to protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) which accumulates in the skin lesion and which generates a painful photochemical toxic reaction upon red light exposure. PDT using daylight (DL) exposure is now used to reduce pain and subjects are advised to protect the areas with sunscreen. This work investigated the effect of sunscreen on MAL penetration and PpIX photoactivation in ex vivo human skin...
November 26, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895660/ala-induced-flavonols-accumulation-in-guard-cells-is-involved-in-scavenging-h2o2-and-inhibiting-stomatal-closure-in-arabidopsis-cotyledons
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Yuyan An, Xinxin Feng, Longbo Liu, Lijun Xiong, Liangju Wang
5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a new plant growth regulator, can inhibit stomatal closure by reducing H2O2 accumulation in guard cells. Flavonols are a main kind of flavonoids and have been proposed as H2O2 scavengers in guard cells. 5-aminolevulinic acid can significantly improve flavonoids accumulation in plants. However, whether ALA increases flavonols content in guard cells and the role of flavonols in ALA-regulated stomatal movement remains unclear. In this study, we first demonstrated that ALA pretreatment inhibited ABA-induced stomatal closure by reducing H2O2 accumulation in guard cells of Arabidopsis seedlings...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889772/sonodynamic-therapy-inhibits-fibrogenesis-in-rat-cardiac-fibroblasts-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Yuanyuan Guo, Zengxiang Dong, Yuanqi Shi, Wei Wang, Lu Wang, Jing Sun, Xin Sun, Zhen Tian, Jianting Yao, Zhitao Li, Jiali Cheng, Ye Tian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is a localized ultrasound-activated therapy for atherosclerosis when combined with a sonosensitizer, 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), but whether it can prevent cardiac fibrosis has not been studied. In the present study, we evaluated the effects SDT on fibrogenesis in rat cardiac fibroblasts. METHODS: The primary cardiac fibroblasts were isolated from rats, and induced to fibrogenesis with TGF-β1. With this in vitro model, we tested the preventive effects of SDT on fibrogenesis and further the underlying mechanism...
November 25, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886396/5-ala-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-reduces-the-parasite-load-in-mice-infected-with-leishmania-braziliensis
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Danila Malheiros Souza, Polyanna Miranda Alves, Mona Lisa Fabiana Silva, Tony Paiva Paulino, Henrique Ovidio Coraspe, Mônica Miguel Sawan Mendonça, Betânia Maria Ribeiro, Marcos Vinicius da Silva, Virmondes Rodrigues Júnior, Denise Bertulucci Rocha Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has proven to be an effective alternative for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Skin lesions consist of ulcers with well-defined raised edges, and granular floor. Th1 immune response is the protective profile in patients infected with Leishmania. In the present study, the photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid, the parasitic load, and the modulation of the immune response were evaluated in mice infected with Leishmania braziliensis...
November 25, 2016: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884704/enhanced-aggressiveness-of-bystander-cells-in-an-anti-tumor-photodynamic-therapy-model-role-of-nitric-oxide-produced-by-targeted-cells
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Jerzy Bazak, Jonathan M Fahey, Katarzyna Wawak, Witold Korytowski, Albert W Girotti
The bystander effects of anti-cancer ionizing radiation have been widely studied, but far less is known about such effects in the case of non-ionizing photodynamic therapy (PDT). In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that photodynamically-stressed prostate cancer PC3 cells can elicit nitric oxide (NO)-mediated pro-growth/migration responses in non-stressed bystander cells. A novel approach was used whereby both cell populations existed on a culture dish, but made no physical contact with one other...
November 22, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878374/agents-for-fluorescence-guided-glioma-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-and-clinical-results
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Joeky T Senders, Ivo S Muskens, Rosalie Schnoor, Aditya V Karhade, David J Cote, Timothy R Smith, Marike L D Broekman
BACKGROUND: Fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) is a technique used to enhance visualization of tumor margins in order to increase the extent of tumor resection in glioma surgery. In this paper, we systematically review all clinically tested fluorescent agents for application in FGS for glioma and all preclinically tested agents with the potential for FGS for glioma. METHODS: We searched the PubMed and Embase databases for all potentially relevant studies through March 2016...
November 22, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872628/proteomics-and-ssh-analyses-of-ala-promoted-fruit-coloration-and-evidence-for-the-involvement-of-a-mads-box-gene-mdmads1
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Xinxin Feng, Yuyan An, Jie Zheng, Miao Sun, Liangju Wang
Skin color is a key quality attribute of fruits and how to improve fruit coloration has long been a major concern. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a natural plant growth regulator, can significantly increase anthocyanin accumulation in fruit skin and therefore effectively improve coloration of many fruits, including apple. However, the molecular mechanism how ALA stimulates anthocyanin accumulation in fruit skin remains unknown. Here, we investigated the impact of ALA on apple skin at the protein and mRNA levels...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871684/the-utility-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photodynamic-diagnosis-in-the-detection-of-intraoperative-bile-leakage
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Yoshihiro Inoue, Yoshiro Imai, Kensuke Fujii, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Michihiro Hayashi, Kazuhisa Uchiyama
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the utility of the new intraoperative bile leakage test as a preventive measure of postoperative bile leakage. METHOD: 737 patients were retrospectively analyzed with respect to the management of intra- and post-operative bile leakage. RESULTS: Nine (8.3%) of 109 patients evaluated using conventional white light fluorescent imaging were recognized as having intra-operative bile leakage...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859395/photodynamic-diagnosis-with-5-aminolevulinic-acid-for-intraoperative-detection-of-peritoneal-metastases-of-ovarian-cancer-a-feasibility-and-dose-finding-study
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Peter Hillemanns, Pauline Wimberger, Jessica Reif, Herbert Stepp, Rüdiger Klapdor
OBJECTIVE: With a prospective feasibility study, we aimed to analyse the effect of different time points for application and dosage of preoperative oral 5-aminolevulinic acid administration for photodynamic diagnosis of peritoneal metastases in ovarian cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study patients were randomly divided into three different groups. 5-Aminolevulinic acid was orally administered 3-14 hours before surgery using a dosage of 1 mg/kg, 4-9 hours using 10 mg/kg, and 9-16 hours using 10 mg/kg, respectively...
November 16, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857072/dormant-cancer-cells-accumulate-high-protoporphyrin-ix-levels-and-are-sensitive-to-5-aminolevulinic-acid-based-photodynamic-therapy
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Taku Nakayama, Shimpei Otsuka, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Hodaka Okajima, Kentaro Matsumoto, Yuichiro Hagiya, Keiji Inoue, Taro Shuin, Motowo Nakajima, Tohru Tanaka, Shun-Ichiro Ogura
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and diagnosis (PDD) using 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) to drive the production of an intracellular photosensitizer, protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), are in common clinical use. However, the tendency to accumulate PpIX is not well understood. Patients with cancer can develop recurrent metastatic disease with latency periods. This pause can be explained by cancer dormancy. Here we created uniformly sized PC-3 prostate cancer spheroids using a 3D culture plate (EZSPHERE). We demonstrated that cancer cells exhibited dormancy in a cell density-dependent manner not only in spheroids but also in 2D culture...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854107/assessing-the-efficacy-of-coherent-anti-stokes-raman-scattering-microscopy-for-the-detection-of-infiltrating-glioblastoma-in-fresh-brain-samples
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Roberta Galli, Ortrud Uckermann, Achim Temme, Elke Leipnitz, Matthias Meinhardt, Edmund Koch, Gabriele Schackert, Gerald Steiner, Matthias Kirsch
Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy is an emerging technique for identification of brain tumors. However, tumor identification by CARS microscopy on bulk samples and in vivo has been so far verified retrospectively on histological sections, which only provide a gross reference for the interpretation of CARS images without matching at cellular level. Therefore, fluorescent labels were exploited for direct assessment of the interpretation of CARS images of solid and infiltrative tumors. Glioblastoma cells expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) were used for induction of tumors in mice (n = 7)...
March 11, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837434/prediction-of-genetic-subgroups-in-adult-supra-tentorial-gliomas-by-pre-and-intraoperative-parameters
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Shunsuke Nakae, Kazuhiro Murayama, Hikaru Sasaki, Masanobu Kumon, Yuya Nishiyama, Shigeo Ohba, Kazuhide Adachi, Shinya Nagahisa, Takuro Hayashi, Joji Inamasu, Masato Abe, Mitsuhiro Hasegawa, Yuichi Hirose
Recent progress in neuro-oncology has validated the significance of genetic diagnosis in gliomas. We previously investigated IDH1/2 and TP53 mutations via Sanger sequencing for adult supratentorial gliomas and reported that PCR-based sequence analysis classified gliomas into three genetic subgroups that have a strong association with patient prognosis: IDH mutant gliomas without TP53 mutations, IDH and TP53 mutant gliomas, and IDH wild-type gliomas. Furthermore, this analysis had a strong association with patient prognosis...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836478/phenanthrene-triggered-chlorosis-is-caused-by-elevated-chlorophyll-degradation-and-leaf-moisture
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Yu Shen, Jinfeng Li, Ruochen Gu, Le Yue, Xinhua Zhan, Baoshan Xing
Leaf is an important organ in responding to environmental stresses. To date, chlorophyll metabolism under polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) stress is still unclear. Here we reveal, for the first time, the chlorophyll metabolism of wheat seedling leaves in response to phenanthrene (a model PAH) exposure. In this study, the hydroponic experiment was employed, and the wheat seedlings were exposed to phenanthrene to observe the response at day 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Over the exposure time, wheat leaf color turns light...
January 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832337/evaluation-of-the-risk-of-liver-damage-from-the-use-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-for-intra-operative-identification-and-resection-in-patients-with-malignant-gliomas
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Cecilie Mørck Offersen, Jane Skjoeth-Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: The clinical efficacy of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) for fluorescence-guided surgery of malignant gliomas is evident from several studies; however, as post-operative elevations of liver enzymes have been seen, there is a potential risk of liver damage upon administration. The aim of the present study was to assess the potential risk of liver damage and investigate liver enzyme reactions of patients going through 5-ALA-guided operations to improve the monitoring of their operations...
November 10, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830857/5-aminolevulinic-acid-loaded-ethosomal-vesicles-with-high-entrapment-efficiency-for-in-vitro-topical-transdermal-delivery-and-photodynamic-therapy-of-hypertrophic-scars
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Zheng Zhang, Yunsheng Chen, Heng Xu, Yan Wo, Zhen Zhang, Ying Liu, Weijie Su, Daxiang Cui, Yixin Zhang
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is an alternative therapy for hypertrophic scars (HS), which destroys human hypertrophic scar fibroblasts (HSF). However, the poor permeability of ALA both in HS tissue and HSF significantly restricts the PDT of HS. To overcome these barriers, ALA-loaded ethosomal vesicles (ALA-ES) were developed by a pH gradient active loading method and characterized by morphology, entrapment efficiency (EE) and stability. Results show that prepared ALA-ES are homogenous spherical lamellar vesicles, 53 ± 7 nm in size, 50...
November 10, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822632/prognostic-significance-of-basing-treatment-strategy-on-the-results-of-photodynamic-diagnosis-in-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yuki Ushimaru, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Kentaro Kishi, Keijiro Sugimura, Takeshi Omori, Jeong-Ho Moon, Yoshitomo Yanagimoto, Masayuki Ohue, Masayoshi Yasui, Hidenori Takahashi, Shogo Kobayashi, Hirofumi Akita, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Akira Tomokuni, Masato Sakon, Masahiko Yano
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported that use of a staging laparoscopy (SL) combined with photodynamic diagnosis using 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA-SL) improves sensitivity in detecting peritoneal dissemination in gastric cancer (GC). The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical significance of basing treatment strategies on the results of ALA-SL in patients with advanced GC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ALA-SL was performed on 113 patients with advanced GC prior to determination of their first course of treatment...
November 7, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800481/intraoperative-fluorescence-imaging-for-personalized-brain-tumor-resection-current-state-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Evgenii Belykh, Nikolay L Martirosyan, Kaan Yagmurlu, Eric J Miller, Jennifer M Eschbacher, Mohammadhassan Izadyyazdanabadi, Liudmila A Bardonova, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Peter Nakaji, Mark C Preul
INTRODUCTION: Fluorescence-guided surgery is one of the rapidly emerging methods of surgical "theranostics." In this review, we summarize current fluorescence techniques used in neurosurgical practice for brain tumor patients as well as future applications of recent laboratory and translational studies. METHODS: Review of the literature. RESULTS: A wide spectrum of fluorophores that have been tested for brain surgery is reviewed. Beginning with a fluorescein sodium application in 1948 by Moore, fluorescence-guided brain tumor surgery is either routinely applied in some centers or is under active study in clinical trials...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782043/photodynamic-therapy-for-non-melanoma-skin-cancers
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REVIEW
Diana K Cohen, Peter K Lee
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is traditionally treated with surgical excision. Nonsurgical methods such as cryotherapy and topical chemotherapeutics, amongst other treatments, are other options. Actinic keratosis (AKs) are considered precancerous lesions that eventually may progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Photodynamic therapy (PDT) offers an effective treatment for AKs, and is also effective for superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Nodular BCC and Bowen's disease (SCC in situ) have shown acceptable response rates with PDT, although recurrence rates are higher for these two NMSC subtypes...
October 4, 2016: Cancers
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