Lookup NU author(s): Dr SarahJayne Boulton,
Dr Helen Swalwell,
Dr James Henderson,
Dr Philip Manning,
Professor Mark Birch-Machin
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During investigation of UVA-induced oxidative stress in HaCaT keratinocytes with dihydrorhodamine 123 (DHR123) and 2',7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate (DCF-DA), exaggerated baseline values were observed within control samples, suggesting a mechanism of probe oxidation and subsequent change in fluorescence intensity (FI) independent of cellular ROS generation. The effects of diluent, UVA pre-treatment and loading protocols upon the FI of the probes have therefore been investigated. The study confirmed the capacity of Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM) to confer fluorescence intensity changes in both probes, most notably DCF-DA. In addition, UVA pre-treatment compromises the effectiveness of DHR123 and DCF-DA to detect ROS generated in a cell-free system. In vitro data shows a greater UVA-induced FI increase in HaCaT cells loaded with probe before rather than after UVA treatment. This study has important implications for future research, the understanding of previous studies and associated confounding effects using DHR123 and DCF-DA as ROS sensitive probes.
Author(s): Boulton S, Anderson A, Swalwell H, Henderson JR, Manning P, Birch-Machin MA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Free Radical Research
Print publication date: 01/02/2011
ISSN (print): 1071-5762
ISSN (electronic): 1029-2470
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
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