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CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
|Coordinator Country||Spain [ES]|
|Total cost||158˙121 €|
|EC max contribution||158˙121 € (100%)|
1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2017-10-30 to 2019-10-29|
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|1||CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON||ES (CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES BARCELONA)||coordinator||158˙121.00|
The use of high-atomic-number nanoparticles (NP) as tumour radio-sensitizers has been recently proposed as a breakthrough in radiotherapy (RT). Numerous biological studies have shown the enhanced effectiveness in tumor cell killing when NP were associated to photon RT and, more recently, to charged particle therapy. However, the mechanisms of action are not clear yet. In addition to the damage due to a possible local dose enhancement (physical effects), the interaction of NP with essential biological macromolecules could lead to changes in the cells (biochemical effects) leading to an amplified effect of the radiation. Within this framework, the main goal of the NANOCANCER project is to get deeper insights into the mechanisms underlying the amplification of radiation effects of NP. For this purpose, I will use a multidisciplinary strategy to evaluate both the biochemical and physical effects involved in these innovative nano-RT approaches. Vibrational spectroscopy (Fourier transform infrared, FTIR, microspectroscopy) will be employed for the first time to investigate the biochemical features in glioma cells combining two high-Z standard nanoparticles (Au and Gd) and charged particle beams. Physical effects will be also assessed by performing complementary Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport, which will allow a realistic modelling of early biological damages induced by the radiation at the nanometre scale. This interdisciplinary proposal will be essential to better characterize the radio-sensitization effects of NP in glioma cells and, in addition, will bring light to the present charged particle therapy radiobiology, which seems to lead to substantially different tumour responses with respect to conventional RT at the cellular and molecular level. The knowledge of these biochemical features will help researchers to develop RT by taking full advantage of the underlying biology an enhance the therapeutic index of RT for diseases with poor prognosis.
|year||authors and title||journal||last update|
I. MartÃnez-Rovira, O. Seksek, I. Yousef
A synchrotron-based infrared microspectroscopy study on the cellular response induced by gold nanoparticles combined with X-ray irradiations on F98 and U87-MG glioma cell lines
published pages: 6352-6364, ISSN: 0003-2654, DOI: 10.1039/c9an01109a
|The Analyst 144/21||2019-12-16|
Immaculada MartÃnez-Rovira, Olivier Seksek, Josep Puxeu, Joan GÃ³mez, Martin Kreuzer, Tanja DuÄiÄ‡, Maria Josep Ferreres, Manel Artigues, Ibraheem Yousef
Synchrotron-based infrared microspectroscopy study on the radiosensitization effects of Gd nanoparticles at megavoltage radiation energies
published pages: 5511-5520, ISSN: 0003-2654, DOI: 10.1039/C9AN00792J
|The Analyst 144/18||2019-10-29|
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