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Susceptibility to 5-aminolevulinic acid based photodynamic therapy in WHO I meningioma cells corresponds to ferrochelatase activity.
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PMID:  21073472     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a natural precursor of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), which can be used as a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy (PDT). Accumulation of PpIX in benign meningioma cells has been observed previously, its exploitation for PDT, however, was discouraged by inconsistent results. To evaluate PDT for benign meningiomas, we investigated PpIX synthesis in two human meningioma cell lines (HBL-52 and BEN-MEN-1), their respective extracellular loss of PpIX and corresponding ferrochelatase (FECH) activity as well as their susceptibility to PDT. We demonstrated PpIX production after 5-ALA administration and minor loss to the extracellular space in both cell lines. However, significantly more (up to five times) PpIX was accumulated in BEN-MEN-1 as compared with HBL-52 cells. FECH activity was 2.7-fold higher in HBL-52 compared with BEN-MEN-1 cells and accordingly higher FECH levels could be shown in HBL-52 cells by Western blot analysis. BEN-MEN-1 cells were much more sensitive to PDT and cells could be almost completely killed by irradiation doses of 2 J cm(-2) , whereas HBL-52 showed only an insufficient response at this irradiation dose. We conclude that differences in intracellular PpIX concentrations between HBL-52 and BEN-MEN-1 benign meningioma cells were mainly due to differences in FECH activity and that these differences correspond to their susceptibility to 5-ALA-induced PDT.
Martin Hefti; Fabian Holenstein; Ina Albert; Herbert Looser; Vera Luginbuehl
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photochemistry and photobiology     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1751-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  Photochem. Photobiol.     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376425     Medline TA:  Photochem Photobiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Authors. Photochemistry and Photobiology © 2010 The American Society of Photobiology.
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Germany.
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