Although the hematoporphyrin derivative (Hpd) is one of the most studied photosensitisers for photodynamic therapy (PDT), it is far from ideal. Therefore, many laboratories have been investigating a new group of sensitisers, the phthalocyanines. Particularly, in our laboratory we decided to study the aluminum disulfonated phthalocyanines (AlS2PC). They are chemically stable, readily soluble in water and have a strong absorption in the red part of the spectrum at 675 nm. Mice bearing the MS-2 fibrosarcoma treated with 5 mg/kg of AlS2PC survived indefinitely also using a low laser power of 100 mW/cm2 X 10' of exposure time, in contrast to experiments carried out with Hpd where the optical therapeutic laser power was 400 mW/cm2 X 10' and the dose of Hpd was 25 mg/kg. Furthermore, treatment of mice bearing the highly metastatic tumor, B16 melanoma, with 5 mg/kg of AlS2PC and laser light (100 mW/cm2 X 10'), significantly prolonged the survival time in respect to mice treated with 25 mg/kg of Hpd and laser light (400 mW/cm2 X 10').
Comparative study of the therapeutic effect of photoactivated hematoporphyrin derivative and aluminum disulfonated phthalocyanines on tumor bearing mice / G. Canti, P. Franco, O. Marelli, R. Cubeddu, P. Taroni, R. Ramponi. - In: CANCER LETTERS. - ISSN 0304-3835. - 53:2-3(1990 Sep), pp. 123-7-127.
|Titolo:||Comparative study of the therapeutic effect of photoactivated hematoporphyrin derivative and aluminum disulfonated phthalocyanines on tumor bearing mice|
CANTI, GIANFRANCO (Primo)
FRANCO, PAOLA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||aluminum disulfonated phthalocyanines; antitumor activity; hematoporphyrin derivative; laser light|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-1990|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3835(90)90204-B|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|