Discrimination of radiosensitive and radioresistant murine lymphoma cells by Raman spectroscopy and SERS
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© 2019 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement.Intrinsic radiosensitivity is a biological parameter known to influence the response to radiation therapy in cancer treatment. In this study, Raman spectroscopy and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) were successfully used in conjunction with principal component analysis (PCA) to discriminate between radioresistant (LY-R) and radiosensitive (LY-S) murine lymphoma sublines (L5178Y). PCA results for normal Raman analysis showed a differentiation between the radioresistant and radiosensitive cell lines based on their specific spectral fingerprint. In the case of SERS with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), greater spectral enhancements were observed in the radioresistant subline in comparison to its radiosensitive counterpart, suggesting that each subline displays different interaction with AuNPs. Our results indicate that spectroscopic and chemometric techniques could be used as complementary tools for the prediction of intrinsic radiosensitivity of lymphoma samples.