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Evaluation of theranostic nanocarriers for near-infrared imaging and photodynamic therapy on human prostate cancer cells

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Autor(es):
Leandro, Fernanda Z. ; Martins, Julia ; Fontes, Aparecida M. ; Tedesco, Antonio C.
Número total de Autores: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: COLLOIDS AND SURFACES B-BIOINTERFACES; v. 154, p. 341-349, JUN 1 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 7
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This paper evaluates how effectively chloroaluminum phthalocyanine (ClAlPc) entrapped in colloidal nanocarriers, such as nanocapsule (NC) and nanoemulsion (NE), induces photodamage in human prostate cancer cells (LNCaP) during photodynamic therapy (PDT). The MTT cell viability assay showed that both ClAlPc-NC and ClAlPc-NE induced phototoxicity and efficiently killed LNCaP cells at low ClAlPc-NC and ClAlPc-NE concentrations (0.3 mu g mL(-1)) as well as under low light doses of 4J cm(-2) and 7 J cm(-2), respectively, upon PDT with a 670-nm diode laser line. Confocal imaging studies indicated that ClAlPc-NC and ClAlPc-NE were preferentially localized in the perinuclear region of LNCaP cells both in the dark and upon irradiation with laser light. After PDT treatment, ClAlPc-NC-treated LNCaP cells exhibited a higher green fluorescence signal, possibly due to the larger shrinkage of the actin cytoskeleton, compared to ClAlPc-NE-treated LNCaP cells. Additionally, ClAlPc-NC or ClAlPc-NE and mitochondria showed a relatively high co-localization level. The cellular morphology did not change in the dark, but confocal micrographs recorded after PDT revealed that LNCaP cells treated with ClAlPc-NC or ClAlPc-NE underwent morphological alterations. Our preliminary in vitro studies reinforced the hypothesis that biocompatible theranostic ClAlPc-loaded nanocarriers could act as an attractive photosensitizer system in PDT and could serve as an interesting molecular probe for the early diagnosis of prostate cancer and other carcinomas. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/53719-4 - Utilização de nanocarreadores contendo fármacos fotossensíveis e outros ativos derivados de fatores de crescimento aplicados a processos fotodinâmicos nas áreas da saúde
Beneficiário:Antonio Claudio Tedesco
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 13/50181-1 - Utilização de nanocarreadores contendo fármacos fotossensibilizantes e outros ativos aplicados à terapia celular e tratamento de patologias do sistema nervoso central
Beneficiário:Antonio Claudio Tedesco
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático