Wing Nang Leung

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The photodynamic effects of temoporfin (meso-tetrahydroxyphenylchlorin, mTHPC) and merocyanine 540 (MC540) in murine myeloid leukemia M1 and WEHI 3B (JCS) cells were compared. The mTHPC was found to be more potent and selective. At a lethal dosage of 90% killing (LD90), only 1.3 microM of mTHPC and 4.2 kJ/m2 of light irradiation was required, which was a(More)
This paper reviews the latest understanding of biological and pharmacological properties of osthole (7-methoxy-8-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one), a natural product found in several medicinal plants such as Cnidium monnieri and Angelica pubescens. In vitro and in vivo experimental results have revealed that osthole demonstrates multiple(More)
The state of aggregation of the photosensitizer meso-tetrahydroxyphenylchlorin (mTHPC) in both cell free and intracellular environment was elucidated by comparing its absorption and excitation spectra. In methanol, mTHPC existed as monomers and strongly fluoresced. In aqueous solutions such as phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), mTHPC formed nonfluorescent(More)
The photodynamic properties of pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester (MPPa), a semi-synthetic photosensitizer derived from chlorophyll a, were evaluated in a human nasopharyngeal carcinoma HONE-1 cell line. MPPa was non-toxic to the HONE-1. At the concentrations of 0.5-2μM, MPPa-mediated a drug dose-dependent photocytotoxicity in the HONE-1 cells. Confocal(More)
Pyropheophorbide-a methyl ester (MPPa) is a semisynthetic photosensitizer derived from chlorophyll a. The absorption peak of MPPa in organic solvent and in cells was at 667 and 674 nm, respectively. 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide reduction assay showed that MPPa had no dark cytotoxicity. In vitro photodynamic activity was(More)
The photodynamic properties of meta-tetra(hydroxyphenyl)chlorin (mTHPC), a promising second-generation photosensitizer, were investigated using a human colon adenocarcinoma cell line (Colo 201 cells). The study on photocytotoxicity using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide reduction assay showed that mTHPC was an effective(More)
Subcellular localization of photosensitizers is thought to play a critical role in determining the mode of cell death after photodynamic treatment (PDT) of leukemia cells. Using confocal laser scanning microscopy and fluorescent organelle probes, we examined the subcellular localization of merocyanine 540 (MC540) in the murine myeloid leukemia M1 and WEHI(More)
Isolated synaptic junction fractions from adult chicken brain were found to contain a number of glycoprotein glycosyltransferase with different donor and acceptor specificities. The activities of sialyl- and galactosyltransferases towards endogenous acceptors in the synaptic junction fraction were low but increased greatly after the addition of(More)
We compared the protein and glycoprotein composition of a sarcolemmal membrane fraction isolated from normal and denervated rat extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus muscles. Membranes from EDL and soleus muscles showed significantly different protein compositions. A relatively small number of glycoproteins, which were all minor proteins, accounted for(More)