Eva F Gudgin Dickson

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Results are reported on the sensitivity of various gynaecological tumour cell lines to 5-aminolaevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX-sensitised photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) in vitro. All cell lines tested accumulated ALA-induced protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) and demonstrated good sensitivity to ALA-PDT. Localisation of PpIX in the mitochondria was(More)
This article reviews the use of time-resolved fluorimetric detection of lanthanide chelate luminescence as a detection method for ultrasensitive bioanalytical assays. Assay formats and detection methods, and the principle of time-resolved fluorimetric detection, are described. Detection systems, assay formats, reagents, and instrumentation for time-resolved(More)
The principles and practice of the application of time-resolved lanthanide chelate luminescence (or fluorescence) as a detection method for ultrasensitive bioanalytical assays such as immunoassays and nucleic acid hybridization assays are reviewed. The various lanthanide chelate-based detection systems which have been developed for use in heterogeneous and(More)
The method of surface-detected fluorescence has been used to monitor the emission intensity from 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA)-induced protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in lesions and corresponding adjacent normal skin. Three types of lesions were examined: psoriatic plaques, actinic keratosis and basal cell carcinoma. This study included a total of 14 human(More)
Palladium-bacteriopheophorbide (WST09), a novel bacteriochlorophyll derivative, is currently being investigated for use as a photodynamic therapy (PDT) drug due to its strong absorption in the near-infrared region and its ability to efficiently generate singlet oxygen when irradiated. In this study, we determined the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution(More)
A fluorescence imaging prototype for skin lesion detection and diagnosis using aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) induced protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) was tested in vivo and in the clinic. The prototype was designed as an affordable, portable device to allow contrast enhanced imaging of skin lesions using either the dual excitation wavelength method or the dual(More)
The bioconversion of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) into hydrophobic protoporphyrin IX and other water-soluble porphyrins was investigated in Ehrlich ascite carcinoma (EAC) cells and in a myeloma cell line. The effects of irradiation (514 nm), temperature, incubation time and added glucose on the relative porphyrin concentrations (protoporphyrin vs.(More)
Steady-state fluorescence imaging can be used in conjunction with selective exogenous or endogenous fluorescent compounds for the diagnosis of skin lesions, for example cancerous lesions. Depending on the excitation and emission properties of the fluorescent compound used, various excitation and/or emission wavelengths can be chosen in order to allow(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This research evaluated the effectiveness of a new nonlaser prototype short-arc lamp to achieve photodynamic ablation of endometrium in a rat. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into two groups. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA), the precursor to the photosensitizer protoporphyrin IX, was(More)
In vitro tests with fresh dermatomed (0.3 to 0.4 mm thick) female breast skin and one leg skin specimen were conducted in Bronaugh flow-through Teflon diffusion cells with three chemicals used to simulate chemical warfare agents: 14C-radiolabeled methyl salicylate (MES), ethyl parathion (PT), and malathion (MT), at three dose levels (2, 20, and 200 mM).(More)