Tag Archives: 690 nm

Phototruncation cell tracking with near-infrared photoimmunotherapy using heptamethine cyanine dye to visualise migratory dynamics of immune cells

Published in: eBioMedicine Authors: Hiroshi Fukushima, Aki Furusawa, Seiichiro Takao, Siddharth S. Matikonda, Makoto Kano, Shuhei Okuyama, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Peter L. Choyke, Martin J. Schnermann, Hisataka Kobayashi  Published in: eBioMedicine Authors: Hiroshi Fukushima, Aki Furusawa, Seiichiro Takao, Siddharth S. Matikonda, Makoto Kano, Shuhei Okuyama, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Peter L. Choyke, Martin J. Schnermann, Hisataka Kobayashi A new method called phototruncation-assisted cell tracking (PACT) can be used to noninvasively track migration of immune cells to understand anti-cancer immunity mechanisms. PACT is based on irreversible photo-induced truncation reaction, transforming Cy7 into Cy5 when exposed to NIR light (780 nm). PACT was used in this study to monitor spatiotemporal migration of immune cells between tumor and Continue reading →

Intratumoral interleukin-15 improves efficacy of near-infrared photoimmunotherapy

Published in: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Authors: Hiroshi Fukushima, Aki Furusawa, Takuya Kato, Hiroaki Wakiyama, Seiichiro Takao, Shuhei Okuyama, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi    Published in: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Authors: Hiroshi Fukushima, Aki Furusawa, Takuya Kato, Hiroaki Wakiyama, Seiichiro Takao, Shuhei Okuyama, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi   Interleukin 15 (IL-15) is inducer of differentiation and proliferation of CD8+ T cells and NK cells and thus promising candidate for cancer immunotherapy. This study showed therapeutic efficacy increase in vivo when IL15 was combined with cancer cell-targeted photoimmunotherapy using ML7710 laser system. Intratumoral injection of IL-15 was more effective than intraperitoneal in suppressing tumor growth and inducing intratumoral immune responses, Continue reading →

Transient fluid flow improves photoimmunoconjugate delivery and photoimmunotherapy efficacy

Published in: iScience Authors: Aaron J. Sorrin, Keri Zhou, Katherine May, Cindy Liu, Kathryn McNaughton, Idrisa Rahman, Barry J. Liang, Imran Rizvi, Dana M. Roque, Huang-Chiao Huang    Published in: iScience Authors: Aaron J. Sorrin, Keri Zhou, Katherine May, Cindy Liu, Kathryn McNaughton, Idrisa Rahman, Barry J. Liang, Imran Rizvi, Dana M. Roque, Huang-Chiao Huang   The study showed that fluid flow induced shear stress increased the photocytotoxicity of different photosensitizers tested (BPD, PIC, PIC-coated liposome) against ovarian cancer cells. The cellular delivery of photosensitizers doubled compared to static conditions. Modulight laser was used for PDT activation together with photosensitizer(s). Circulating drugs in the peritoneal cavity is an effective strategy for advanced ovarian Continue reading →

Immune checkpoint inhibition combined with targeted therapy using a novel virus‑like drug conjugate induces complete responses in a murine model of local and distant tumors

Published in: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy Authors: Ruben V. Huis in ‘t Veld, Sen Ma, Rhonda C. Kines, Anneli Savinainen, Cadmus Rich, Ferry Ossendorp, Martine J. Jager    Published in: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy Authors: Ruben V. Huis in ‘t Veld, Sen Ma, Rhonda C. Kines, Anneli Savinainen, Cadmus Rich, Ferry Ossendorp, Martine J. Jager   AU-011 combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) was studied in murine models. This has potential to improve treatment efficacy against metastatic tumors by abscopal immune effects. ICI was shown to increase AU-011 efficacy and also result in abscopal effect and induced complete responses in 75% of animals. ML6700 was used as illumination source for PDT. Metastases remain the Continue reading →

A Non-Invasive Deep Photoablation Technique to Inhibit DCIS Progression and Induce Antitumor Immunity

Published in: Cancers Authors: Kensuke Kaneko, Hiroshi Nagata, Xiao-Yi Yang, Joshua Ginzel, Zachary Hartman, Jeffrey Everitt, Philip Hughes, Timothy Haystead, Michael Morse, Herbert Kim Lyerly, Takuya Osada    Published in: Cancers Authors: Kensuke Kaneko, Hiroshi Nagata, Xiao-Yi Yang, Joshua Ginzel, Zachary Hartman, Jeffrey Everitt, Philip Hughes, Timothy Haystead, Michael Morse, Herbert Kim Lyerly, Takuya Osada   The study investigated HSP90-targeted PDT for minimally invasive treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), benign breast cancer condition that has potential to progress into breast cancer. PDT with ML8500 combined to ML7710 resulted in effective in vitro cytotoxicity and with ML7710 in vivo, which was further potentiated with PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitors.   Read the article Continue reading →

Treg-Dominant Tumor Microenvironment Is Responsible for Hyperprogressive Disease after PD-1 Blockade Therapy

Published in: Cancer Immunology Research Authors: Hiroaki Wakiyama, Takuya Kato, Aki Furusawa, Ryuhei Okada, Fuyuki Inagaki, Hideyuki Furumoto, Hiroshi Fukushima, Shuhei Okuyama, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi    Published in: Cancer Immunology Research Authors: Hiroaki Wakiyama, Takuya Kato, Aki Furusawa, Ryuhei Okada, Fuyuki Inagaki, Hideyuki Furumoto, Hiroshi Fukushima, Shuhei Okuyama, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi   Cytotoxic T cells were partially depleted by NIR-PIT (using ML7710 for light activation) in mouse tumor models. PD-1 blockage led to rapid tumor progression compared with controls, indicating that rapid tumor progression, called hyperprogressive disease, after PD-1 blockage therapy can be attributed to imbalance between T cell populations.   Read the article here

Towards Photodynamic Image-Guided Surgery of Head and Neck Tumors: Photodynamic Priming Improves Delivery and Diagnostic Accuracy of Cetuximab-IRDye800CW

Published in: Frontiers in Oncology Authors: Chanda Bhandari, John Fakhry, Menitte Eroy, Jane Junghwa Song, Kimberley Samkoe, Tayyaba Hasan, Kenneth Hoyt, Girgis Obaid    Published in: Frontiers in Oncology Authors: Chanda Bhandari, John Fakhry, Menitte Eroy, Jane Junghwa Song, Kimberley Samkoe, Tayyaba Hasan, Kenneth Hoyt, Girgis Obaid   The study showed that photodynamic priming (subtherapeutic doses of light using ML6500) of tumor microenvironment with nanoliposomal BPD is highly beneficial for delivery of antibodies (Cet-IR800) to H&N tumor in mice. Priming significantly improved the tumor accumulation of Cet-IR800 and diagnostic accuracy of tumor detection, as monitored with fluroescence imaging.   Read the article here

CD29 targeted near-infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) in the treatment of a pigmented melanoma model

Published in: OncoImmunology Authors: Aki Furusawa, Ryuhei Okada, Fuyuki Inagaki, Hiroaki Wakiyama, Takuya Kato, Hideyuki Furumoto, Hiroshi Fukushima, Shuhei Okuyama, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi    Published in: OncoImmunology Authors: Aki Furusawa, Ryuhei Okada, Fuyuki Inagaki, Hiroaki Wakiyama, Takuya Kato, Hideyuki Furumoto, Hiroshi Fukushima, Shuhei Okuyama, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi   The study aimed to develop photoimmunotherapy for pigmented melanoma, which can challenging indication since the pigment could absorb light and make treatment ineffective. In vitro & in vivo studies with ML7710 laser compared PIT against pigmented and non-pigmented melanoma and found no differences. CD29 targeted PIT was more effective than CD44 targeted PIT, relating to expression of CD44 on Continue reading →

Nanobody-targeted photodynamic therapy for the treatment of feline oral carcinoma: a step towards translation to the veterinary clinic

Published in: Nanophotonics Authors: Irati Beltrán Hernández, Guillaume C.M. Grinwis, Alessia Di Maggio, Paul M.P. van Bergen en Henegouwen, Wim E. Hennink, Erik Teske, Jan W. Hesselink, Sebastiaan A. van Nimwegen, Jan A. Mol, Sabrina Oliveira    Published in: Nanophotonics Authors: Irati Beltrán Hernández, Guillaume C.M. Grinwis, Alessia Di Maggio, Paul M.P. van Bergen en Henegouwen, Wim E. Hennink, Erik Teske, Jan W. Hesselink, Sebastiaan A. van Nimwegen, Jan A. Mol, Sabrina Oliveira   Nanobody-targeted PDT was shown in vitro to be suitable and efficient for oral carcinoma, which expresses EGFR. Modulight laser was used as an illumination source to activate PDT. Next aim is to treat cats with oral carcinoma before advancing to human clinic.   Read the article here

Rapid Depletion of Intratumoral Regulatory T cells Induces Synchronized CD8 T and NK Cell Activation and IFN-γ-dependent Tumor Vessel Regression

Published in: Cancer Research Authors: Yutaka Kurebayashi, Colleen P. Olkowski, Kelly C. Lane, Olga V. Vasalatiy, Biying C. Xu, Ryuhei Okada, Aki Furusawa, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi, Noriko Sato    Published in: Cancer Research Authors: Yutaka Kurebayashi, Colleen P. Olkowski, Kelly C. Lane, Olga V. Vasalatiy, Biying C. Xu, Ryuhei Okada, Aki Furusawa, Peter L. Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi, Noriko Sato   Tumor-infiltrating regulatory T cells (Tregs) were selectively depleted using anti-CD25 antibody fragment mediated NIR-PIT with ML7710 (50 J/cm2) in tumor-bearing mice. This induced transient IFN-γ expression in CD8 T and NK cells, which lead to efficient and rapid tumor vessel regression, intratumoral ischemia, and tumor necrosis/apoptosis and growth suppression. These results indicate the pivotal Continue reading →