Abstract— The cellular uptake of Photofrin II (PII) was studied using fluorescence imaging and chemical extraction. The influence of serum and low density lipoproteins (LDL) was examined under a variety of experimental conditions employing cultured human cells of different origins as well as a subcutaneously SMT‐F tumor implanted in mice. Results showed that serum inhibited PII uptake. In general, LDL also inhibits PII uptake with the exception of an initial increase in the first10–30 min when the cellular concentration of PII was measured by fluorescence imaging instead of chemical extraction. Our results suggest a possible de‐aggregation process occurring upon internalization or binding of PII to LDL.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Photochemistry and Photobiology|
|State||Published - Feb 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry