C. Rimington

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By means of a chemical extraction procedure and confocal laser scanning microscopy, we investigated the kinetic patterns of uptake and biolocalization of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-induced porphyrins in s.c. transplanted tumors, adjacent normal skin and muscle, and liver of mice bearing mammary carcinoma, after i.p. injection of 250 mg/kg ALA or topical(More)
A comparison of time-dependent localization patterns between lower, asymmetrical (AIPCS2a) and higher, symmetrical (AIPCS4) sulfonates of aluminum phthalocyanines in human malignant melanoma LOX transplanted to athymic nude mice from 1 to 120 hr after i.v. administration was made by means of laser scanning fluorescence microscopy. The lipophilic AIPCS2a was(More)
By means of laser scanning fluorescence microscopy the intratumoral localization patterns of several photosensitizers in LOX tumors in nude mice were studied. Lipophilic dyes such as TPPS1 (tetraphenylporphine monosulfonate), TPPS2a (tetraphenylporphine disulfonates with the sulfonate groups on adjacent rings), AlPCS1 (aluminium phthalocyanine(More)
1. The cytotoxicity and cytokinetic effects of Mitomycin C (MC) and/or photochemotherapy (PCT) in cultured human colon adenocarcinoma (WiDr) cells were investigated using colony formation to determine cell survival and DNA flow cytometry to analyze cell kinetics. 2. A low concentration of MC (0.01 micrograms/ml) caused accumulation of cells in late S and(More)
The dimethyl, diethyl, dipropyl, dibutyl, diamyl, dihexyl and diheptyl esters of hematoporphyrin (Hp) were synthesized and shown to be more strongly retained on a reverse phase (C18) high performance liquid chromatography column than most components of Photofrin II (PII) - the sensitizer used for photochemical treatment of cancer in the clinic. The Hp(More)
A comparative kinetic observation of the in vivo biolocalization of Photofrin II (P-II) and aluminum phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate (AIPCS4) in a transplanted human malignant tumor LOX and in normal tissues of nude mice has been made by means of highly light-sensitive video intensification microscopy at various intervals after i.p. administration. In the(More)
1. Interaction of cremophor EL (CRM) with human plasma lipoproteins and nonlipoproteins has been investigated by ultracentrifugation. 2. VLDL has only a low or negligible capacity to bind CRM, i.e. there is little or no change in the optical absorption at 280 nm of VLDL when CRM is added. 3. A low density subfraction of low density lipoproteins seems to(More)