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Some activities of PorphyChem illustrated by the applications of porphyrinoids in PDT, PIT and PDI

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Abstract

Photodynamic therapy is an innovative approach to treat diverse cancers and diseases that involves the use of photosensitizing agents along with light of an appropriate wavelength to generate cytotoxic reactive oxygen species. Among the collection of potential dye candidates, porphyrinoids (i.e. porphyrins, chlorins, and phthalocyanines) are probably the most promising photosensitizers for PDT applications. This review shows the great potential of these derivatives for their industrial development in the field of health through different applications in photodynamic therapy (PDT), photoimmunotherapy (PIT), ophthalmology, dermatology and photodynamic inactivation (PDI). The purpose of this survey is also to show the new trends and evolutions in these fields.

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Submitted
04 Jun 2018
Accepted
04 Aug 2018
First published
15 Aug 2018

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018,17, 1675-1690
Article type
Perspective

Some activities of PorphyChem illustrated by the applications of porphyrinoids in PDT, PIT and PDI

B. Habermeyer and R. Guilard, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, 17, 1675
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00222C

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