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Light-driven photosensitizer uptake increases Candida albicans photodynamic inactivation

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Romano, Renan A. [1] ; Pratavieira, Sebastiao [1] ; da Silva, Ana P. [1] ; Kurachi, Cristina [1] ; Guimaraes, Francisco E. G. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Inst Phys, POB 369, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Biophotonics; v. 10, n. 11, SI, p. 1538-1546, NOV 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Photodynamic Inactivation (PDI) is based on the use of a photosensitizer (PS) and light that results mainly in the production of reactive oxygen species, aiming to produce microorganism cell death. PS incubation time and light dose are key protocol parameters that influence PDI response; the correct choice of them can increase the efficiency of inactivation. The results of this study show that a minor change in the PDI protocol, namely light-driven incubation leads to a higher photosensitizer and more uniform cell uptake inside the irradiated zone. Furthermore, as the uptake increases, the damage caused by PDI also increases. The proposed light-driven incubation prior to the inactivation illumination dose has advantages when compared to the traditional PDI treatments since it can be more selective and effective. Using a violet light as pre-illumination (light-driven incubation) source and a red-light system as PDI source, it was possible to demonstrate that when compared to the traditional protocol of dark incubation, the pre-illuminated cell culture showed an inactivation increase of 7 log units. These invitro results performed in Candida albicans cells may result in the introduction of a new protocol for PDI. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54035-4 - Facility for advanced studies of biosystems and nanostructured materials
Grantee:Igor Polikarpov
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program
FAPESP's process: 13/07276-1 - CEPOF - Optics and Photonic Research Center
Grantee:Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC