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Abstract Title:

The chlorophyll catabolite pheophorbide a as a photosensitizer for the photodynamic therapy.

Abstract Source:

Curr Med Chem. 2012 ;19(6):799-807. PMID: 22214455

Abstract Author(s):

L E Xodo, V Rapozzi, M Zacchigna, S Drioli, S Zorzet

Article Affiliation:

L E Xodo

Abstract:

Pheophorbide a is a clorophyll catabolite that recently has drawn the attention of several investigators for its potential in photodynamic therapy. In this review we summarize its photophysical properties, phototoxicity, cellular localization, biodistribution and PDT activity as a free or conjugated molecule.

Study Type : Review

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