Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity / 2019 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Methylene Blue-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy Induces Macrophage Apoptosis via ROS and Reduces Bone Resorption in Periodontitis

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Release of cytochrome c via opening of the MPTP initiated apoptosis through the intrinsic apoptotic pathway. (a) Fluorescent photomicrograph of MPTP activation via calcein AM/CoCl2+ labeling. The results are expressed as the calcein AM fluorescence intensity. (b) Time-dependent apoptosis was measured in THP-1 macrophages. For this analysis, macrophages were treated with MB-PDT (10 μM, 40 J/cm2) and then harvested at 0, 3, 6, and 12 h post-PDT. The blots were probed with specific antibodies as shown. (c, d) Cell viability was assessed at 24 h in THP-1 macrophages treated with 50 μM Z-VAD-FMK for 1 h, followed by treatment with MB-PDT. The results are expressed as the percentage of viable cells compared with medium alone-treated or MB alone-treated controls (, ). (e) Apoptosis was assessed at 6 h in THP-1 macrophages treated with 50 μM Z-VAD-FMK for 1 h, followed by treatment with MB-PDT. The results are expressed as the percentage of apoptotic cells. , , and . .
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