Aminolaevulinic acid-induced photodynamic therapy: cellular responses to glucose starvation

Photodynamic therapy is a cancer treatment based on the interaction of light, oxygen and a photosensitiser. Protoporphyrin. IX is an endogenous photosensitiser derived from the pro-drug aminolaevulinic acid. Tumours contain areas of hypoxia and hypoglycaemia. Tumour cells adapt to these conditions by stress protein induction which may induce resistance to… CONTINUE READING