Mathias O. Senge

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Chlorophylls are a fundamental class of tetrapyrroles and function as the central reaction center, accessory and photoprotective pigments in photosynthesis. Their unique individual photochemical properties are a consequence of the tetrapyrrole macrocycle, the structural chemistry and coordination behavior of the phytochlorin system, and specific substituent(More)
A novel single step assay approach to screen a library of photdynamic therapy (PDT) compounds was developed. Utilizing high content analysis (HCA) technologies several robust cellular parameters were identified, which can be used to determine the phototoxic effects of porphyrin compounds which have been developed as potential anticancer agents directed(More)
Barrett's oesophagus (BO), an intestinal-type metaplasia (IM), typically arising in conjunction with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, is a prominent risk factor for the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). The molecular similarities between IM and normal intestinal tissues are ill-defined. Consequently, the contribution of intestine-enriched(More)
The Acknowledgements section in this Article is incomplete. " We thank Xinzhong Li and Anthony Davies for support ". should read " We thank Xinzhong Li and Anthony Davies for technical support. We would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Health Research Board Ireland (HRB-TRA.2007.11 and the HRB PhD Scholars programme) and the University of(More)
Due to the ongoing development of clinical photodynamic therapy (PDT), the search continues for optimized photosensitizers that can overcome some of the side effects associated with this type of treatment modality. The main protagonists being: post-treatment photosensitivity, due to only limited cellular selectivity and post-treatment tumor regrowth, due to(More)
In the title compound, C8H9BO4, the meth-oxy-carbonyl group is rotated out of the plane of the benzene ring by 7.70 (6)°. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked via pairs of O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, involving the boronic acid OH groups, forming inversion dimers. The dimers are linked via O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, involving a boronic acid OH group and the carbonyl O(More)
The asymmetric unit of the title nickel(II) porphyrin, [Ni(C48H60N4O2)], contains one independent mol-ecule. The average Ni-N bond length is 1.917 (13) Å. The mol-ecules are arranged in a closely spaced lattice structure in which neighbouring porphyrins are oriented in inversion-related dimers. The nickel(II) porphyrin is characterized by a significant(More)
In the title compound, C44H37BN4O2, the dihedral angle between the plane of the porphyrin macrocycle ring system [r.m.s. deviation = 0.159 (1) Å] and those of three phenyl rings are 66.11 (4), 74.75 (4) and 57.00 (4)°. The conformational distortion is characterized by a mixture of ruffled, saddle and in-plane distortion modes. In the crystal, the porphyrin(More)
Electrochemical studies of the oxidation of dodecasubstituted and highly nonplanar nickel porphyrins in a noncoordinating solvent have previously revealed the first nickel(III) porphyrin dication. Herein, we investigate if these nonplanar porphyrins can also be used to detect the so far unobserved copper(III) porphyrin dication. Electrochemical studies of(More)
In the present study, two novel biodegradable nanoparticle types with a defined size were examined for their suitability as drug delivery systems for use in photodynamic therapy. Nanoparticulate drug transporters allready found a successful application in che-motherapy but the use of biodegradable nanoparticles in the photodynamic therapy is a new promising(More)