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Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery]

[Pharmacokinetics of photosensitizer m-THPC in rat models of liver cancer via orthotropic implantation using Walker-256].


PMID 21612701

Abstract

To study the pharmacokinetics, distribution and excretion of m-THPC in rat models of liver cancer via orthotropic implantation using Walker-256. After an intravenous injection of m-THPC with 0.3 mg/kg, the concentrations of m-THPC in biological specimens were determined by a fluorescence method. The data obtained were processed with PK-GRAPH pharmacokinetic procedure. The disposition of m-THPC in rat models of liver cancer Walker-256 was conformed to a two compartment model with T(1/2)α = 1.18 h, T(1/2)β = 22.57 h at the dose of 0.3 mg/kg.m-THPC was shown to be widely distributed to the various tissues. There was a highest drug accumulation in liver and liver cancer, and lowest in skin and muscle. Ratio of m-THPC concentration in the Walker-256 tumor compared to normal tissue reach the peak 24 h after m-THPC administration. m-THPC is distributed widely and eliminated at a rapid rate in Walker-256 rats. Twenty four hours after m-THPC administration may be the best time for photodynamic therapy of liver cancer.