This work reports on studies of hematoporphyrin-derivative (HpD) behaviour in culture medium. Absorption, excitation and emission spectra, together with time-resolved fluorescence measurements, were performed. In previous works, similar studies had been carried out on HpD in saline and in lymphocytes: a new porphyrin species (NPS) and the environmental conditions for its formation in saline were studied. A fluorescent emission similar to that presented by the NPS is reported to be more likely in tumor rather than in normal HpD-treated cells, it was also found in greater amounts in lymphocytes in the pre-replicative phase, as compared with quiescent ones. The higher NPS content in stimulated rather than in quiescent lymphocytes may be due either to a differential uptake, as compared with other HpD components, or to a differential formation rate in cells, because of different microenvironmental conditions. To distinguish between these two main assumptions, the formation of NPS in culture medium was studied. The process was very slow: no NPS appeared within the first 40 h. The incubation time of lymphocytes in culture medium added with HpD in the experiments performed was only 1 h and therefore a differential formation rate of NPS may explain the higher content found in stimulated lymphocytes.

Spectroscopic studies of HpD in culture medium

BUCETA SANDE DE FREITAS, MARIA ISABEL;
1984

Abstract

This work reports on studies of hematoporphyrin-derivative (HpD) behaviour in culture medium. Absorption, excitation and emission spectra, together with time-resolved fluorescence measurements, were performed. In previous works, similar studies had been carried out on HpD in saline and in lymphocytes: a new porphyrin species (NPS) and the environmental conditions for its formation in saline were studied. A fluorescent emission similar to that presented by the NPS is reported to be more likely in tumor rather than in normal HpD-treated cells, it was also found in greater amounts in lymphocytes in the pre-replicative phase, as compared with quiescent ones. The higher NPS content in stimulated rather than in quiescent lymphocytes may be due either to a differential uptake, as compared with other HpD components, or to a differential formation rate in cells, because of different microenvironmental conditions. To distinguish between these two main assumptions, the formation of NPS in culture medium was studied. The process was very slow: no NPS appeared within the first 40 h. The incubation time of lymphocytes in culture medium added with HpD in the experiments performed was only 1 h and therefore a differential formation rate of NPS may explain the higher content found in stimulated lymphocytes.
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