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The photosensitizing properties of bacteriochlorin a (BCA), a nontoxic derivative of bacteriochlorophyll a, were investigated in vivo. BCA has an absorption band at a wavelength at which tissue penetration is optimal (760 nm), and it shows preferential tumor retention in Greene melanoma implanted in the anterior chamber of rabbit eyes. A dose of 20 mg/kg(More)
Bacteriochlorin a (BCA) is a second-generation photosensitizer that is effective in tumour destruction upon illumination with light of a wavelength of 760 nm. Tissue penetration by light at this wavelength is greater compared with wavelengths at which commonly used photosensitizers are illuminated, making it possible to treat larger tumours. In a model of(More)
The only curative treatment for patients with liver metastases to date is surgery, but few patients are suitable candidates for hepatic resection. The majority of patients will have to rely on other treatment modalities for palliation. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) could be a selective, minimally invasive treatment for patients with liver metastases. We(More)
Mechanisms for improving photodynamic therapy (PDT) were investigated in the murine RIF1 tumour using meso-tetrahydroxyphenylchlorin (m-THPC) or bacteriochlorin a (BCA) as photosensitisers and comparing these results with Photofrin-mediated PDT. The 86Rb extraction technique was used to measure changes in perfusion at various times after interstitial PDT.(More)
Bacteriochlorin a (BCA), a derivative of bacteriochlorphyll a, is an effective photosensitiser in vitro and in vivo. BCA has a major absorption peak at 760 nm where tissue penetration is optimal. This property, together with rapid tissue clearance promises minor skin photosensitivity. The tissue localising and photodynamic properties of BCA were studied(More)
To study the development of tissue and cell damage, the early morphologic changes induced by photodynamic therapy (PDT) with the new photosensitizer bacteriochlorin a (BCA) were investigated in Greene hamster melanoma implanted in the anterior eye chamber of white rabbits up to 24 hr after BCA-PDT, using light and electron microscopy. Immediately after(More)
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