Lara Borsetto

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A water-soluble meso-substituted porphyrin (H(2)TCP) bearing 36 boron atoms, which appeared to be an efficient photodynamic sensitiser (singlet oxygen quantum yield=0.44), was studied for its accumulation by murine melanotic melanoma cells (B16F1). The amount of H(2)TCP in the cells increased with the porphyrin dose in the incubation medium up to, and at(More)
In this paper we present a study on the intracellular localisation and the efficiency of cell photoinactivation of a series of derivatives of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis-(4-N-methylpyridyl)-porphine (C1), whose degree of lipophilicity was varied through replacement of one methyl group with an alkyl chain of various length. Human HT1080 fibrosarcoma cells exposed to(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of tumors and other diseases is based on the uptake of a photosensitizing dye in target cells, which are damaged by reactive oxygen intermediates generated on irradiation with light in which the wavelengths match the dye absorption spectrum. PDT can induce cell death by necrosis and apoptosis both in vivo and in vitro, but the(More)
The aim of this multicentric study was to evaluate the disease specific and the generic quality of life in patients affected by colonic diverticular disease (DD) who had undergone minimally invasive or open colonic resection or who had been treated with medical therapy in the long-term follow-up. Seventy-one consecutive patients admitted to the departments(More)
The synthesis of a Zn(ii)-phthalocyanine derivative bearing four 10B-enriched o-carboranyl units (10B-ZnB4Pc) and its natural isotopic abundance analogue (ZnB4Pc) in the peripheral positions of the tetraazaisoindole macrocycle is presented. The photophysical properties of ZnB4Pc, as tested against model biological systems, were found to be similar with(More)
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