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Kimm, M.A.* ; Gross, C.* ; Déan-Ben, X.L.* ; Ron, A. ; Rummeny, E.J.* ; Lin, H.-C. ; Höltke, C.* ; Razansky, D. ; Wildgruber, M.*

Optoacoustic properties of Doxorubicin - A pilot study.

PLoS ONE 14:e0217576 (2019)
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Doxorubicin (DOX) is a widely used chemotherapeutic anticancer drug. Its intrinsic fluorescence properties enable investigation of tumor response, drug distribution and metabolism. First phantom studies in vitro showed optoacoustic property of DOX. We therefore aimed to further investigate the optoacoustic properties of DOX in biological tissue in order to explore its potential as theranostic agent. We analysed doxorubicin hydrochloride (Dox center dot HCl) and liposomal encapsulated doxorubicin hydrochloride (Dox center dot Lipo), two common drugs for anticancer treatment in clinical medicine. Optoacoustic measurements revealed a strong signal of both doxorubicin substrates at 488 nm excitation wavelength. Post mortem analysis of intra-tumoral injections of DOX revealed a detectable optoacoustic signal even at three days after the injection. We thereby demonstrate the general feasibility of doxorubicin detection in biological tissue by means of optoacoustic tomography, which could be applied for high resolution imaging at mesoscopic depths dictated by effective penetration of visible light into the biological tissues.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Tomography Msot; Tumor; Model; Quantification; Chemotherapy; Liposomes; Dynamics; Cancer; Tissue; Light
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1932-6203
Journal PLoS ONE
Quellenangaben Volume: 14, Issue: 5, Pages: , Article Number: e0217576 Supplement: ,
Publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Publishing Place Lawrence, Kan.
Reviewing status Peer reviewed