Inhibitory effect of heat shock protein 70 on apoptosis induced by photodynamic therapy in vitro.

We examined the apoptotic effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in leukemia cells (HL60) and lymphoma cells (Raji). Moreover, we also investigated the relationship of apoptosis induced by PDT to heat shock protein (HSP) expression. To induce 80% of cell death by PDT, HL60 cells required 6 microg/mL and Raji cells required 9 microg/mL of Photofrin. PDT… CONTINUE READING