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The photodynamic therapy (PDT) efficiency of five phthalocyanines, chloroaluminum phthalocyanine (AlPc), dichlorosilicon phthalocyanine (SiPc), bis(tri-n-hexylsiloxy)silicon phthalocyanine (PcHEX), bis(triphenylsiloxy)silicon phthalocyanine (PcPHE) and nickel phthalocyanine (NiPc), was assessed on two leukemic cell lines TF-1 and erythroleukemic and B(More)
Photodynamic induced cytotoxicity by Victoria blue BO (VB-BO), merocyanine 540 (MC540), Nile blue A (NB) and 4-tetrasulfonatophenyl-porphyrin (4-TSPP) has been studied on two human leukemic cell lines: K-562 and TF-1. Cells were incubated with dyes and irradiated with different doses of white light. Cell survival was assessed by propidium iodide (PI)(More)
Dichlorosilicon phthalocyanine (Cl2SiPc) and bis(tri-n-hexylsiloxy) silicon phthalocyanine (HexSiPc) have been evaluated in vitro as potential photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy (PDT) against the human amelanotic melanoma cell line M6. Each photosensitizer is dissolved in a solvent-PBS mixture, or entrapped in egg-yolk lecithin liposomes or in(More)
A new approach to describe the complexity of chemical structures is proposed. This index is simple and can be easily programmed. It derives from Whitlock's index and, despite its empirical character, provides results paralleling those obtained with the mathematical Bertz index. It has been applied to follow the strategic progress of some natural product(More)
The efficacy of chloroaluminum phthalocyanine (AlPc) for photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been evaluated in vitro on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, normal peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) and mobilized peripheral blood stem cells (mPBSC). The selectivity of the treatment has been evaluated by mixing PBL and TF-1, an erythroleukemic cell line. Upon(More)
Photodynamic induced cytotoxicity by porphyrin-DNA cross linker/intercalator hybrid diads and triads has been studied on the human leukemic cell line TF-1. Cells were incubated for 1 to 4 h with these new photosensitizers and irradiated with white light. Cell survival was assessed by the propidium iodide staining, using flow cytometry analysis. A comparison(More)
ESR experiments with 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidone (4-oxo-TEMP) and the spin-trap 5,5-dimethyl pyrroline-N-oxide (DMPO) have been performed on a series of new phthalocyanines: the bis(tri-n-hexylsiloxy) silicon phthalocyanine ([(nhex)3SiO]2SiPc), the hexadecachloro zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPcCl16), the hexadecachloro aluminum phthalocyanine (AlPcCl16), the(More)