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Ehrlich ascites carcinoma growth and cell damage have been examined after photodynamic therapy (PDT), radiotherapy (RT) and combined treatment. Haematoporphyrin dimethyl ether (HPde) is used as a photosensitizer for PDT and tested as a radiosensitizer for RT. For PDT a non-coherent light source (370 < lambda < 680 nm) equipped with filters is used.(More)
Production of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in human B-cell leukemia cell line (Reh) and T-cell lymphoma cell line (HPB-ALL) was studied by flow cytometry after incubation with 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) or its hexylester in vitro. Cell survival and cell death pathway were also investigated in these two cell lines by cell growth curves, flow cytometry, and(More)
This study was focused on the possibility to inactivate thermosensitive Listeria monocytogenes ATC(L3)C 7644 and thermoresistant 56 Ly strain by Na-Chlorophyllin (Na-Chl)-based photosensitization in vitro and on the surface of packaging. Comparative analysis of antimicrobial efficiency of photosensitization with conventional surface cleaning was performed.(More)
AIMS Salmonellosis is one of the most common foodborne diseases in the world. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial efficiency of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) based photosensitization against one of food pathogens Salmonella enterica. METHODS AND RESULTS Salmonella enterica was incubated with ALA (7.5 mmol l(-1)) for 1-4 h and afterwards(More)
Antibacterial activity of photoactivated zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) against human pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes ATCL3C 7644 and plant pathogen Botrytis cinerea was investigated. Data indicate that photoactivated (λ = 400 nm) ZnO NPs at concentration 1 × 10(-3)M and incubation time 60 min reduced population of both(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with endogenous protoporphyrin IX derived from 5-aminolevulinic acid or its derivatives has been established for treatments of several premalignancies and malignancies; however, the mechanism of the modality is not fully elucidated. The mitochondrial permeability transition pore consists mainly of the mitochondrial outer membrane(More)
Photodynamic therapy is treatment modality involving the administration of photosensitizing compound, which selectively accumulates in the hyperproliferative target cells followed by local irradiation with visible light of lesion. Eventually target tissue will be damaged by necrosis and apoptosis. Action of treatment is described from absorption of light(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to construct an advanced high-power pulsed light device for decontamination of food matrix and to evaluate its antibacterial efficiency. Key parameters of constructed device-emitted light spectrum, pulse duration, pulse power density, frequency of pulses, dependence of emitted spectrum on input voltage, irradiation(More)
AIMS This study was focused on the possibility to inactivate food-borne pathogen Bacillus cereus by Na-chlorophyllin (Na-Chl)-based photosensitization in vitro and after attachment to the surface of packaging material. METHODS AND RESULTS Bacillus cereus in vitro or attached to the packaging was incubated with Na-Chl (7·5×10(-8) to 7·5×10(-5) mol l(-1) )(More)
The response of human colon adenocarcinoma cells of the line WiDr to the combined treatment of ionizing radiation and photosensitization by 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced protoporphyrin IX was assessed by a colony-forming assay. A dose of X rays inactivating approximately 50% of the cells was used. Seventy to 85% of the cells accumulated in S and G2 + M(More)