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Bacterial elimination via the photodynamic activity of a fullerene/light-harvesting antenna molecule assembled system integrated into liposome membranes

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Abstract

Ease of transmission and exceptionally high mortality rates make pathogen-based infections an ongoing global threat. Herein, a facile bacterial elimination process is described which is based on the photodynamic activity of fullerenes composed of light-harvesting antenna molecules integrated into liposome membranes. This was done to expand the absorption capabilities of fullerene derivatives. Efficient energy transfer from the photoactivated antenna molecules to the fullerenes enhanced antimicrobial activity without any harmful lytic activity against red blood cells even under irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Bacterial elimination via the photodynamic activity of a fullerene/light-harvesting antenna molecule assembled system integrated into liposome membranes

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Submitted
17 Feb 2020
Accepted
17 Aug 2020
First published
25 Aug 2020

This article is Open Access

Nanoscale Adv., 2020,2, 4395-4399
Article type
Communication

Bacterial elimination via the photodynamic activity of a fullerene/light-harvesting antenna molecule assembled system integrated into liposome membranes

R. Kawasaki, D. Antoku, R. Ohdake, K. Sugikawa and A. Ikeda, Nanoscale Adv., 2020, 2, 4395
DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00132E

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