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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536938/enhancement-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-production-by-metabolic-engineering-of-the-glycine-biosynthesis-pathway-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum
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Yalan Zou, Tao Chen, Lili Feng, Shuanghong Zhang, Dongxu Xing, Zhiwen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To construct a strain of Corynebacterium glutamicum capable of efficiently producing 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) via the C4 pathway by modification of serine and glycine pathway using glucose as sole carbon source. RESULTS: The recombinant C. glutamicum strain AP2 harboring a codon-optimized hemA gene from Rhodobacter sphaeroides was used as host strain for 5-ALA production. A plasmid harboring the serine operon, which contained serB, serC and the site-specific mutant serA (Δ197) , was constructed and introduced into C...
May 23, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528603/a-retrospective-study-of-multiple-sequential-light-and-laser-sources-to-activate-aminolevulinic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-acne-vulgaris
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Daniel P Friedmann, Mitchel P Goldman, Sabrina G Fabi, Isabella Guiha
Reports of the sequential use of multiple light and laser sources for topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) activation in photodynamic therapy (PDT) of inflammatory acne vulgaris are lacking. The authors sought to retrospectively compare field-directed ALA-PDT with blue light only, blue light + pulsed dye laser (PDL), blue light + intense pulsed light (IPL), blue light + PDL + IPL, or blue light + red light + PDL + IPL for inflammatory acne of the face or upper trunk. Results showed a trend toward greater patient-reported improvement with comparable tolerability using multiple, sequential light sources in ALA-PDT for acne vulgaris, albeit not statistically significant...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528422/5-ala-fluorescence-guided-endoscopic-surgery-for-mixed-germ-cell-tumors
#3
Junichi Takeda, Masahiro Nonaka, Yi Li, Yumiko Komori, Takamasa Kamei, Ryoichi Iwata, Tetsuo Hashiba, Kunikazu Yoshimura, Akio Asai
5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) fluorescence-guided surgery is widely used for detection and planning of resection of malignant gliomas and other brain tumors. However, no reports have described 5-ALA fluorescence-guided surgery or direct visualization of germ cell tumors. Here, we report two cases of germ cell tumors in which a positive 5-ALA fluorescent signal was visualized with a neuroendoscope. Both cases had a tumor in the pineal region that was associated with hydrocephalus. The patients underwent surgery after administration of 5-ALA...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526592/photodynamic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-vulvar-lichen-sclerosus
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Agnieszka Maździarz, Beata Osuch, Magdalena Kowalska, Agnieszka Nalewczyńska, Beata Śpiewankiewicz
BACKGROUND: Vulvar lichen sclerosus is a chronic and incurable disease that causes various unpleasant symptoms and serious consequences. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus. METHODS: Participants in the study included 102 female patients aged 19-85 suffer from vulvar lichen sclerosus. The patients underwent photodynamic therapy (PDT). In the course of PDT the 5% 5- aminolevulinic acid was used in gel form...
May 16, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514458/effect-of-expedited-microneedle-assisted-photodynamic-therapy-for-field-treatment-of-actinic-keratoses-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Tatyana A Petukhova, Lauren A Hassoun, Negar Foolad, Mayanka Barath, Raja K Sivamani
Importance: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective and cosmetically favorable treatment modality for actinic keratoses (AKs). However, prolonged incubation times and pain associated with treatment are burdensome to the patient and a hindrance to widespread use of PDT as standard field therapy for AK. Objective: To evaluate efficacy and pain associated with microneedle expedited PDT. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Microneedle Photodynamic Therapy II (MNPDT-II) study was a randomized, single-blinded, split-face controlled, 2-arm clinical trial...
May 17, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502876/novel-strategy-in-giant-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treatment-the-case-experience-in-a-combination-of-photodynamic-therapy-and-surgery
#6
Wenbo Bu, Yan Wang, Xu Chen, Fang Fang
Case A 90-year-old Chinese man presented to our hospital with a one-year history of a large neoplasm on his right cheek (figure). The patient did not have subjective symptoms but emitted an obvious stench. However, the patient has significant embarrassment and difficult on social interaction due to abnormal appearance and foul smell from lesion. A clinical examination showed that the tumor size was 7cm * 6.5cm * 1.5cm. An X-ray examination showed that the deep tumor was not associated with any bone destruction...
May 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500562/epithelial-growth-factor-receptor-expression-influences-5-ala-induced-glioblastoma-fluorescence
#7
Andrea O Fontana, Deborah Piffaretti, Francesco Marchi, Floriana Burgio, Ana Bela Faia-Torres, Paolo Paganetti, Sandra Pinton, Uwe Pieles, Michael Reinert
The extent of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) guided tumor resection has a determining impact in high-grade glioma and glioblastoma surgery. Yet the intensity of the 5-ALA induced fluorescence may vary within the tumor. We aimed to correlate 5-ALA induced fluorescence with the expression of epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) and its constitutively active version EGFRvIII in different glioblastoma (GBM) cell lines. To elucidate the role of EGFR in the metabolism of 5-ALA in GBM cell lines with variable EGFR expression status, we analyzed the activation of EGFR by its primary ligand EGF, and its downstream effect on Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), a key enzyme regulating the metabolism of Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), the fluorescent metabolite of 5-ALA...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498936/a-phase-1-dose-escalation-study-of-oral-5-aminolevulinic-acid-in-adult-patients-undergoing-resection-of-a-newly-diagnosed-or-recurrent-high-grade-glioma
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Jeffrey W Cozzens, Barbara C Lokaitis, Brian E Moore, Devin V Amin, José A Espinosa, Margaret MacGregor, Alex P Michael, Breck A Jones
BACKGROUND: The utility of oral 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA)/protoporphyrin fluorescence for the resection of high-grade gliomas is well documented. This drug has received regulatory approval in Europe but awaits approval in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To identify the appropriate dose and toxicity or harms of 5-ALA used for enhanced intraoperative visualization of malignant brain tumors, reported from a single medical center in the United States. METHODS: Prior to craniotomy for resection of a presumed high-grade glioma, individuals were given oral 5-ALA as part of a rapid dose-escalation scheme...
May 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495508/the-effect-of-ala-pdt-under-normoxia-and-cobalt-chloride-cocl2-induced-hypoxia-on-adhesion-molecules-icam-1-vcam-1-secretion-by-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Aleksandra Kawczyk-Krupka, Zenon Czuba, Beata Kwiatek, Sebastian Kwiatek, Magdalena Krupka, Karolina Sieroń
BACKGROUND: The most fundamental problem in cancer biology research is to understand the mechanisms of cancer cell resistance to oncological therapies. Literature reports emphasize the important role of adhesion molecules: intercellular adhesion molecule 1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1 and VCAM-1) in cancer progression and resistance to treatment. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) could become the component of a personalized approach to colorectal cancer, therefore we examined the effects of ALA (δ-aminolevulinic) acid PDT in normoxia and under cobalt chloride (CoCl2)-induced hypoxia on ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 secretion by colorectal cancer cells...
May 8, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495088/fluorescence-guided-resection-with-5-aminolevulinic-acid-of-a-pilomyxoid-astrocytoma-of-the-third-ventricle
#10
Luis Miguel Bernal García, Jose Manuel Cabezudo Artero, Rafael García Moreno, Maria Bella Marcelo Zamorano, Carlos Mayoral Guisado
Fluorescence-guided resection with 5-aminolevulinic acid has been shown to be useful in the resection of certain brain tumors other than high grade gliomas, facilitating the intraoperative differentiation of neoplastic tissue. The technique enables the surgeon to ensure that no tumor fragments remain, thereby achieving higher rates of complete resection. Tihan first described pilomyxoid astrocytomas in 1999. They are currently classified as grade II astrocytoma according to the WHO classification system and, because of their tendency to recur and their dissemination through the cerebrospinal fluid pathways, they are considered to be more aggressive than pilocytic astrocytoma...
May 8, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492282/accumulation-of-heme-biosynthetic-intermediates-contributes-to-the-antibacterial-action-of-the-metalloid-tellurite
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Eduardo H Morales, Camilo A Pinto, Roberto Luraschi, Claudia M Muñoz-Villagrán, Fabián A Cornejo, Scott W Simpkins, Justin Nelson, Felipe A Arenas, Jeff S Piotrowski, Chad L Myers, Hirotada Mori, Claudio C Vásquez
The metalloid tellurite is highly toxic to microorganisms. Several mechanisms of action have been proposed, including thiol depletion and generation of hydrogen peroxide and superoxide, but none of them can fully explain its toxicity. Here we use a combination of directed evolution and chemical and biochemical approaches to demonstrate that tellurite inhibits heme biosynthesis, leading to the accumulation of intermediates of this pathway and hydroxyl radical. Unexpectedly, the development of tellurite resistance is accompanied by increased susceptibility to hydrogen peroxide...
May 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489298/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-role-of-systemic-antihistamine-therapy-for-the-reduction-of-adverse-effects-associated-with-topical-5-aminolevulinic-acid-photodynamic-therapy
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Monique J Vanaman Wilson, Isabela T Jones, Douglas C Wu, Mitchel P Goldman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Following photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA-PDT), patients experience inflammation that may be partially attributable to H1 histamine receptor activation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of antihistamines upon adverse effects following ALA-PDT. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted at a single study site. Twenty subjects with facial actinic keratoses were randomized to ALA-PDT plus cetirizine 10 mg (n = 10) versus placebo daily (n = 10) from 3 days pre-treatment to 3 days post-treatment for a total of 7 days...
May 10, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488006/ingestion-of-a-single-2-3%C3%A2-mm-lead-pellet-by-laying-roller-pigeon-hens-reduces-egg-size-and-adversely-affects-f1-generation-hatchlings
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Robert J Williams, Lawrence V Tannenbaum, Susan M Williams, Steven D Holladay, Richard C Tuckfield, Ajay Sharma, Danny Joe Humphrey, Robert M Gogal
Many aquatic and terrestrial avian species inadvertently ingest lead (Pb) in the form of spent or fragmented ammunition, mistaking it for food or grit. Previous studies in our laboratory have shown that ingestion of even a single 45-mg pellet can significantly increase blood-Pb levels and significantly inhibit the enzyme delta aminolevulinic-acid dehydratase (δ-ALAD) for a period of greater than 4 weeks. In the current study, proven breeder pairs of domestic Roller pigeons were housed in individual cages...
May 9, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480637/photodynamic-treatment-outcomes-of-potentially-malignant-lesions-and-malignancies-of-the-head-and-neck-region-a-systematic-review
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Shailesh M Gondivkar, Amol Ramchandra Gadbail, Manjari G Choudhary, Priyanka R Vedpathak, Manoj S Likhitkar
AIM: The aim of the present study was to systematically review the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the management of oral potentially-malignant disorders (PMDS) and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: From 1985 to 2015, PubMed/Medline, Google Scholar, EMBASE, and ISI Web of Knowledge were searched using different combinations of the following key words: PDT, oral precancer, leukoplakia, erythroplakia, erythroleukoplakia, verrucous hyperplasia, oral submucous fibrosis, and HNSCC...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472723/activity-of-phosphatase-sensitive-5-aminolevulinic-acid-prodrugs-in-cancer-cell-lines
#15
Viktorija Herceg, Norbert Lange, Eric Allémann, Andrej Babič
5-aminolevulinc acid (5-ALA)-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD) present many advantages over treatments with conventional photosensitizers (PS). It offers great tumor specificity, reduced photosensitivity reactions caused by PS accumulation in non-targeted tissues and also inherent PS metabolism into endogenous non-fluorescent heme. However, chemical instability, low bioavailability and poor pharmacokinetic profile limit systemic efficacy of 5-ALA. Here, we present a comprehensive in vitro evaluation of novel phosphatase-sensitive prodrugs of 5-ALA...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465164/fluorescence-analysis-of-a-tumor-model-in-the-chorioallantoic-membrane-used-for-the-evaluation-of-different-photosensitizers-for-photodynamic-therapy
#16
Hilde Harb Buzzá, Amanda C Zangirolami, Arthur Davis, Pablo A Gómez-García, Cristina Kurachi
The development of a tumor in the chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) enables a more individualized understanding of the dynamics of the photosensitizer (PS) interaction with the tumor blood vessels and cells. Photogem(®) and 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) precursor, were used as PS and their red fluorescence enabled the monitoring of PS dynamic distribution in the vessels and in the tumor. With a tumor model in CAM and fluorescence assessment, the aim of this study was to evaluate the PDT parameters comparing different photosensitezers...
April 29, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454245/improving-contrast-enhancement-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-5-aminolevulinic-acid-induced-protoporphyrin-ix-for-high-grade-gliomas
#17
Junkoh Yamamoto, Shingo Kakeda, Tetsuya Yoneda, Shun-Ichiro Ogura, Shohei Shimajiri, Tohru Tanaka, Yukunori Korogi, Shigeru Nishizawa
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a gadolinium-based contrast agent is the gold standard for high-grade gliomas (HGGs). The compound 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) undergoes a high rate of cellular uptake, particularly in cancer cells. In addition, fluorescence-guided resection with 5-ALA is widely used for imaging HGGs. 5-ALA is water soluble, while protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is water insoluble. It was speculated whether converting from 5-ALA to PpIX may relatively increase intracellular water content, and consequently, might enhance the T2 signal intensity in HGG...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432590/pathological-analysis-of-the-surgical-margins-of-resected-glioblastomas-excised-using-photodynamic-visualization-with-both-5-aminolevulinic-acid-and-fluorescein-sodium
#18
Hirohito Yano, Noriyuki Nakayama, Naoyuki Ohe, Kazuhiro Miwa, Jun Shinoda, Toru Iwama
During glioma resection, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and fluorescein sodium (Fl-Na) are used for photodynamic tumor visualization. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pathological findings of the boundary zone between the tumor and adjacent normal brain in glioblastoma patients undergoing simultaneous double staining with 5-ALA and Fl-Na during surgery. Eight patients received 5-ALA (20 mg/kg orally) before the induction of general anesthesia, and Fl-Na (20 mg/kg) was administered intravenously before the dural incision was performed...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420209/association-between-blood-lead-levels-and-delta-aminolevulinic-acid-dehydratase-in-pregnant-women
#19
Osmel La-Llave-León, Edna M Méndez-Hernández, Francisco X Castellanos-Juárez, Eloísa Esquivel-Rodríguez, Fernando Vázquez-Alaniz, Ada Sandoval-Carrillo, Gonzalo García-Vargas, Jaime Duarte-Sustaita, Jorge L Candelas-Rangel, José M Salas-Pacheco
Blood lead levels (BLLs) and delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) activity are considered biomarkers of lead exposure and lead toxicity, respectively. The present study was designed to investigate the association between BLLs and ALAD activity in pregnant women from Durango, Mexico. A total of 633 pregnant women aged 13-43 years participated in this study. Blood lead was measured by a graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer. ALAD activity was measured spectrophotometrically. Mean blood lead was 2...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416355/expression-of-coproporphyrinogen-oxidase-is-associated-with-detection-of-upper-gastrointestinal-carcinomas-by-5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photodynamic-diagnosis
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Kumi Ogihara, Hajime Isomoto, Hiroki Kurumi, Tsutomu Kanda, Mikiko Hashisako, Kazuhiro Tabata, Hiroyuki Ishii, Ken Ohnita, Naoyuki Yamaguchi, Yuko Akazawa, Kayoko Matsushima, Fuminao Takeshima, Masaki Kunizaki, Shigekazu Hidaka, Atsushi Nanashima, Junya Fukuoka, Takeshi Nagayasu, Kazuhiko Nakao
BACKGROUND: 5-Aminolevulinic acid is a precursor of photosensitizing protoporphyrin IX and has been applied for photodynamic diagnosis of brain and bladder tumors with few side effects. Although most upper gastrointestinal tumors can be detected during photodynamic diagnosis, some tumors containing signet-ring cells cannot be visualized. Here, we aimed to assess whether proteins involved in the absorbance, activation, and turnover of protoporphyrin IX altered the fluorescence signal in gastric cancer...
April 14, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
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