Fluorescence spectroscopy of an in vitro model of human cervical neoplasia identifies graded spectral shape changes with neoplastic phenotype and a differential effect of acetic acid

Dejan Karadaglic, Andrew David Wood, Michelle McRobbie, Radovan Stojanovic, Charles Simon Herrington

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    The clinical utility of spectroscopic methods for the diagnosis of cervical cancer is limited by significant inter-patient variation in the spectroscopic properties of the cervix. Improved understanding of the contributions of the components of cervical tissue to the observed spectra would therefore be helpful in the development of spectroscopic approaches to the study of cervical disease in vivo. In this study, we used organotypic epithelial raft culture as an in vitro model system to analyse the fluorescence properties of the surface squamous epithelium specifically.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)463-468
    Number of pages6
    JournalCancer Epidemiology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009



    • cervical neoplasia
    • fluorescence spectrometry
    • cell culture

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