Photokilling of bacteria by curcumin in selected polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400) preparations. Studies on curcumin and curcuminoids, XLI.

@article{Haukvik2010PhotokillingOB,
  title={Photokilling of bacteria by curcumin in selected polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400) preparations. Studies on curcumin and curcuminoids, XLI.},
  author={Tone Haukvik and Ellen Bruzell and Solveig Kristensen and Hanne Hjorth T\onnesen},
  journal={Die Pharmazie},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 8},
  pages={600-6}
}
Curcumin, bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione, is a yellow-orange pigment which can be synthesised chemically or isolated from the plant Curcuma longa L. Curcumin has a rather broad absorption peak in the range 300-500 nm (maximum approximately 430 nm) and has potential as a photosensitiser for treatment of localised superficial… CONTINUE READING