The chlorophyll catabolite pheophorbide a as a photosensitizer for the photodynamic therapy.

Abstract

Pheophorbide a is a clorophyll catabolite that recently has drawn the attention of several investigators for its potential in photodynamic therapy. In this review we summarize its photophysical properties, phototoxicity, cellular localization, biodistribution and PDT activity as a free or conjugated molecule. 

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@article{Xodo2012TheCC, title={The chlorophyll catabolite pheophorbide a as a photosensitizer for the photodynamic therapy.}, author={Luigi E Xodo and Valentina Rapozzi and Marina Zacchigna and Sara Drioli and Sonia Zorzet}, journal={Current medicinal chemistry}, year={2012}, volume={19 6}, pages={799-807} }