Tumor detection has been carried out in mice sensitized with hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD) by measuring the spatial distribution of the fluorescence lifetime of the exogenous compound. This result has been achieved using a time-gated video camera and a suitable mathematical processing that led to the so-called "lifetime images." Extensive experimental tests have been performed on mice bearing the MS-2 fibrosarcoma or the L1210 leukemia. Lifetime images of mice show that the fluorescence decay of HpD is appreciably slower in the tumor than in healthy tissues nearby, allowing a reliable detection of the neoplasia. The lengthening of the lifetime in tumors depends little on the drug dose, which in our experiments could be lowered down to 0.1 mg/kg body weight, still allowing a definite tumor detection. In order to ascertain the results achieved with the imaging apparatus, high-resolution spectroscopy, based on a time-correlated single photon counting system, has also been performed to measure the fluorescence lifetime of the drug inside the tumor and outside. The outcomes obtained with two techniques are in good agreement.
|Titolo:||Fluorescence lifetime imaging of experimental tumors in hematoporphyrin derivative-sensitized mice|
CANTI, GIANFRANCO (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||Animals; Video Recording; Photosensitizing Agents; Fluorescence; Half-Life; Mice; Hematoporphyrin Derivative; Mice, Inbred BALB C; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Neoplasms, Experimental; Mice, Inbred DBA|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1751-1097.1997.tb08648.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|