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dc.contributor.authorEarley, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorVinegoni, Claudio
dc.contributor.authorDunham, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorGorbatov, Rostic
dc.contributor.authorFeruglio, Paolo Fumene
dc.contributor.authorWeissleder, Ralph
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-21T03:37:08Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationEarley, S., C. Vinegoni, J. Dunham, R. Gorbatov, P. F. Feruglio, and R. Weissleder. 2012. “In Vivo Imaging of Drug-Induced Mitochondrial Outer Membrane Permeabilization at Single-Cell Resolution.” Cancer Research 72 (12): 2949–56. https://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.can-11-4096.
dc.identifier.issn0008-5472
dc.identifier.issn1538-7445
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41384341*
dc.description.abstractObserving drug responses in the tumor microenvironment in vivo can be technically challenging. As a result, cellular responses to molecularly targeted cancer drugs are often studied in cell culture, which does not accurately represent the behavior of cancer cells growing in vivo. Using high-resolution microscopy and fluorescently labeled genetic reporters for apoptosis, we developed an approach to visualize drug-induced cell death at single-cell resolution in vivo. Stable expression of the mitochondrial intermembrane protein IMS-RP was established in human breast and pancreatic cancer cells. Image analysis was then used to quantify release of IMS-RP into the cytoplasm upon apoptosis and irreversible mitochondrial permeabilization. Both breast and pancreatic cancer cells showed higher basal apoptotic rates in vivo than in culture. To study drug-induced apoptosis, we exposed tumor cells to navitoclax (ABT-263), an inhibitor of Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, and Bcl-w, both in vitro and in vivo. Although the tumors responded to Bcl-2 inhibition in vivo, inducing apoptosis in around 20% of cancer cells, the observed response was much higher in cell culture. Together, our findings show an imaging technique that can be used to directly visualize cell death within the tumor microenvironment in response to drug treatment. Cancer Res; 72(12); 2949-56. (C)2012 AACR.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Association for Cancer Research
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dc.titleIn vivo imaging of drug-induced mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization at single cell resolution
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript
dc.relation.journalCancer Research
dash.depositing.authorWeissleder, Ralph::ea07ce19f187d4fab47c56ee97fa5c5a::600
dc.date.available2019-09-21T03:37:08Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 24427
dc.identifier.doi10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-11-4096
dash.source.volume72;12
dash.source.page2949


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