Bostad M, Olsen C, Peng Q, Berg K, Høgset A, Selbo P (2015) Light-controlled endosomal escape of the novel CD133-targeting immunotoxin AC133-saporin by photochemical internalization – A minimally invasive cancer stem cell-targeting strategy. J Control Release 206:37-48. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.03.008
Summary: Previously the authors demonstrated the use of photochemical internalization of a custom conjugate consisting of a CD133 antibody coupled to saporin (ATS Custom conjugation). Several cancer cell lines were plated, and incubated in the presence of a photosensitizer with either CD133-SAP at 8.6 pM or Saporin (Cat. #PR-01) at 24 pM. The different concentrations equalized the number of saporin molecules in each sample. A light source was used to initiate the internalization of the molecules. The results indicate that this is a viable strategy for the targeted treatment of cancer stem cells.