In vitro uptake of dicarboxylic porphyrins by human atheroma. Kinetic and analytical studies.


Human atheromatous aorta segments as well as presumably disease-free control aorta were obtained at autopsy. They were incubated with solutions of various purified dicarboxylic porphyrins including hematoporphyrin (HP) and hydroxyethylvinyldeuteroporphyrin (HVD), and with solutions of Photofrin. Selective labelling of the atheroma was shown by macroscopic… (More)


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