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Synthesis of phthalocyanine conjugates with gold nanoparticles and liposomes for photodynamic therapy.
The efficiency of [2,9,17,23-tetrakis-(1,6-hexanedithiol)phthalocyaninato]zinc(II) as a photodynamic therapy (PDT) agent was investigated. This compound belongs to the second generation ofExpand
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In vitro toxicity testing of zinc tetrasulfophthalocyanines in fibroblast and keratinocyte cells for the treatment of melanoma cancer by photodynamic therapy.
A series of water-soluble tetrasulfonated metallophthalocyanines (MPcs) dyes have been studied to be used as a drug or photosensitizer (PS) in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of cancers.Expand
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Elemental analysis of serum and hair from pre-eclamptic South African women.
Pre-eclampsia is a hypertensive disorder that is associated with adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. It has been proposed that specific trace and macro elements associated with antioxidantExpand
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The in vitro photodynamic effect of laser activated gallium, indium and iron phthalocyanine chlorides on human lung adenocarcinoma cells.
  • K. Maduray, B. Odhav
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B…
  • 5 November 2013
Metal-based phthalocyanines currently are utilized as a colorant for industrial applications but their unique properties also make them prospective photosensitizers. Photosensitizers are non-toxicExpand
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The Anticancer Activity of Hypericin in Photodynamic Therapy
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a cancer treatment that requires the interaction of a photosensitizer (PS), light and oxygen. A PS is characterised as a non-toxic drug or dye which is excited usingExpand
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In vitro photodynamic effect of aluminum tetrasulfophthalocyanines on melanoma skin cancer and healthy normal skin cells.
Photodynamic therapy is a medical treatment that uses an inactive dye/drug and lasers as a light source to activate the dye/drug to produce a toxic form of oxygen that destroys the cancer cells. ThisExpand
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Activation of CD35 and CD55 in HIV associated normal and pre-eclamptic pregnant women.
OBJECTIVE The delicate balance which exists between complement activation and its regulation is altered in HIV infection and pregnancy disorders such as pre-eclampsia. Therefore, the purpose of thisExpand
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Efficacy of gallium phthalocyanine as a photosensitizing agent in photodynamic therapy for the treatment of cancer
Photodynamic therapy is a revolutionary treatment aimed at treating cancers without surgery or chemotherapy. It is based on the discovery that certain chemicals known as photosensitizing agents (e.g.Expand
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pH-responsive lipid-dendrimer hybrid nanoparticles: An approach to target and eliminate intracellular pathogens.
pH-responsive drug delivery systems have shown significant potential for delivering antibiotics to the site of infection. This work aimed to develop and evaluate novel pH-responsive lipid-dendrimerExpand
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Morphometrical analysis of placental functional efficiency in normotensive versus preeclamptic South African black women
ABSTRACT Objective: To assess the umbilical cord centrality, placental morphometrics, and functional efficiency in preeclampsia. Methods: Placental morphometry of normotensive (n = 69) andExpand
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