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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654772/evidence-for-the-presence-of-cell-surface-bound-and-intracellular-bactericidal-toxins-in-the-dinoflagellate-heterocapsa-circularisquama
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Kichul Cho, Li Wencheng, Satoshi Takeshita, Jung-Kil Seo, Young-Ho Chung, Daekyung Kim, Tatsuya Oda
Heterocapsa circularisquama, a harmful dinoflagellate, has multiple haemolytic toxins that are considered to be involved in the toxic mechanism against shellfish and certain species of zooplankton. To evaluate the further nature of the toxins of H. circularisquama, we investigated its effects on several species of bacteria. By colony formation assay, we found that H. circularisquama had antibacterial activity toward the marine bacterium Vibrio alginolyticus in a cell density-dependent manner. When the inoculated bacterial cells were co-cultured with H...
June 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623822/a-novel-photosensitization-treatment-for-the-inactivation-of-fungal-spores-and-cells-mediated-by-curcumin
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Fahad Al-Asmari, Ram Mereddy, Yasmina Sultanbawa
The global concerns regarding the emergence of fungicide-resistant strains and the impact of the excessive use of fungicidal practises on our health, food, and environment have increased, leading to a demand for alternative clean green technologies as treatments. Photosensitization is a treatment that utilises a photosensitiser, light and oxygen to cause cell damage to microorganisms. The effect of photosensitization mediated by curcumin on Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Penicillium griseofulvum, Penicillium chrysogenum, Fusarium oxysporum, Candida albicans and Zygosaccharomyces bailii was investigated using three methods...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619615/evaluation-of-antimicrobial-activity-of-association-of-chlorhexidine-to-photosensitizer-used-in-photodynamic-therapy-in-root-canals-infected-by-enterococcus-faecalis
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Matheus Albino Souza, Guilherme Lima, Bianca Pazinatto, Karolina Frick Bischoff, Huriel Scartazzini Palhano, Doglas Cecchin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to evaluate, in vitro, the influence of the addition of chlorhexidine to photosensitiser in the antimicrobial activity of photodynamic therapy in root canals infected by Enterococcus faecalis. METHODS: the root canals of 50 single-rooted human extracted teeth were enlarged up to a file F3 of Pro-Taper system, autoclaved, inoculated with Enterococcus faecalis and incubated for 14 days. The samples were divided into five groups (n=10) according to the protocol of decontamination: G1 (control group) - no procedure was performed; G2-photosensitiser (0...
June 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579544/could-clinical-photochemical-internalisation-be-optimised-to-avoid-neuronal-toxicity
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Caitriona O'Rourke, Colin Hopper, Alexander J MacRobert, James B Phillips, Josephine H Woodhams
Photochemical Internalisation (PCI) is a novel drug delivery technology in which low dose photodynamic therapy (PDT) can selectively rupture endo/lysosomes by light activation of membrane-incorporated photosensitisers, facilitating intracellular drug release in the treatment of cancer. For PCI to be developed further, it is important to understand whether nerve damage is an impending side effect when treating cancers within or adjacent to nervous system tissue. Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons and their associated satellite glia were subjected to PCI treatment in a 3D co-culture system following incubation with photosensitisers: meso-tetraphenylporphine (TPPS2a) or tetraphenylchlorin disulfonate (TPCS2a) and Bleomycin...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530733/photophysical-properties-singlet-oxygen-generation-efficiency-and-cytotoxic-effects-of-aloe-emodin-as-a-blue-light-photosensitizer-for-photodynamic-therapy-in-dermatological-treatment
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Lixin Zang, Huimin Zhao, Xueyu Ji, Wenwu Cao, Zhiguo Zhang, Peisong Meng
Conventional photodynamic therapy (PDT) uses red light for deeper penetration. A natural compound, aloe emodin (AE) with anticancer and photosensitising capabilities, excited by blue light, is proposed to treat superficial diseases. The photophysical properties and singlet oxygen quantum yield (ΦΔ) of AE, as well as the cytotoxic effects of AE on human cells, were investigated. The absorption and emission spectra of AE were analyzed. The ΦΔ of AE was measured by a relative method. In order to study the relationship between ΦΔ and the oxygen concentration, the dependence of ΦΔ on the oxygen concentration was investigated...
May 22, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511619/daylight-photodynamic-therapy-in-scotland
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Helen Cordey, Ronan Valentine, Andrea Lesar, Harry Moseley, Ewan Eadie, Sally Ibbotson
Chronic sun-induced dysplastic skin changes (actinic keratoses) are extremely common in fair-skinned people in Scotland. These changes are a major cause of morbidity and may develop into skin cancer. Actinic keratoses are often extensive and pose a therapeutic challenge as field-directed treatment is required for chronic disease management. One such treatment approach is hospital-based photodynamic therapy, which is a well-established treatment in Scotland for actinic keratoses, using a photosensitiser pro-drug and red LED light irradiation...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510089/porphyrin-based-cationic-amphiphilic-photosensitisers-as-potential-anticancer-antimicrobial-and-immunosuppressive-agents
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REVIEW
Nela Malatesti, Ivana Munitic, Igor Jurak
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) combines a photosensitiser, light and molecular oxygen to induce oxidative stress that can be used to kill pathogens, cancer cells and other highly proliferative cells. There is a growing number of clinically approved photosensitisers and applications of PDT, whose main advantages include the possibility of selective targeting, localised action and stimulation of the immune responses. Further improvements and broader use of PDT could be accomplished by designing new photosensitisers with increased selectivity and bioavailability...
April 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477000/ros-generation-and-dna-damage-with-photo-inactivation-mediated-by-silver-nanoparticles-in-lung-cancer-cell-line
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Ahmed El-Hussein, Michael R Hamblin
Lung cancer is considered one of the major health problems worldwide and the burden is even heavier in Africa. Nanomedicine is considered one of the most promising medical research applications nowadays. This is due to the unique physical and chemical properties of materials at the nanoscale. Silver nanoparticles have been extensively studied recently in many biomedical applications especially in cancer treatment, since they possess multifunctional effects that make these nanostructures ideal candidates for biomedical applications...
March 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472722/investigation-of-the-antimicrobial-effect-of-natural-deep-eutectic-solvents-nades-as-solvents-in-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy
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Kristine Opsvik Wikene, Håkon Valen Rukke, Ellen Bruzell, Hanne Hjorth Tønnesen
Natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) are a third class of liquids, separate from water and lipids. Some NADES, especially those containing organic acids, have been suggested to possess antimicrobial properties. Such properties may be advantageous when NADES are used as solvents in e.g. antimicrobial photodynamic therapy. However, to control the toxicity of acid-containing NADES, they must retain their specific qualities upon dilution. Hence, the aims of this study were to investigate the effect of dilution on the acid-containing NADES network, their antimicrobial activity on different planktonic microorganisms, and their influence on phototoxicity when used as solvents for a photosensitiser...
June 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451376/solar-h2-evolution-in-water-with-modified-diketopyrrolopyrrole-dyes-immobilised-on-molecular-co-and-ni-catalyst-tio2-hybrids
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Julien Warnan, Janina Willkomm, Jamues N Ng, Robert Godin, Sebastian Prantl, James R Durrant, Erwin Reisner
A series of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) dyes with a terminal phosphonic acid group for attachment to metal oxide surfaces were synthesised and the effect of side chain modification on their properties investigated. The organic photosensitisers feature strong visible light absorption (λ = 400 to 575 nm) and electrochemical and fluorescence studies revealed that the excited state of all dyes provides sufficient driving force for electron injection into the TiO2 conduction band. The performance of the DPP chromophores attached to TiO2 nanoparticles for photocatalytic H2 evolution with co-immobilised molecular Co and Ni catalysts was subsequently studied, resulting in solar fuel generation with a dye-sensitised semiconductor nanoparticle system suspended in water without precious metal components...
April 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349131/c-phycocyanin-as-a-tumour-associated-macrophage-targeted-photosensitiser-and-a-vehicle-of-phthalocyanine-for-enhanced-photodynamic-therapy
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Dong-Hua Wan, Bi-Yuan Zheng, Mei-Rong Ke, Ji-Ying Duan, Yun-Quan Zheng, Chih-Kuang Yeh, Jian-Dong Huang
C-Phycocyanin (CPC) as a tumour-associated macrophage (TAM)-targeted photosensitiser has been first proved, and used as a vehicle of zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) to fabricate a ZnPc-CPC conjugate, which exhibits an efficient in vitro photodynamic activity, and selectively accumulates in tumour sites probably due to the affinity to TAM.
March 28, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267169/stabilisation-effects-of-phosphane-ligands-in-the-homogeneous-approach-of-sunlight-induced-hydrogen-production
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C M Strabler, S Sinn, R Pehn, J Pann, J Dutzler, W Viertl, J Prock, K Ehrmann, A Weninger, H Kopacka, L De Cola, P Brüggeller
Most of the systems for photochemical hydrogen production are not stable and suffer from decomposition. With bis(bidentate) tetraphosphane ligands the stability increases enormously, up to more than 1000 h. This stability was achieved with a system containing osmium(ii) as a light harvesting antenna and palladium(ii) as a water reduction catalyst connected with a bis(bidentate) phosphane ligand in one molecule with the chemical formula [Os(bpy)2(dppcb)Pd(dppm)](PF6)4. With the help of electrochemical measurements as well as photophysical data and its single crystal X-ray structure, the electron transfer between the two active metal centres (light harvesting antenna, water reduction catalyst) was analysed...
June 2, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233875/regulation-of-photosensitisation-processes-by-an-rna-aptamer
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Tran Thi Thanh Thoa, Noriko Minagawa, Toshiro Aigaki, Yoshihiro Ito, Takanori Uzawa
One of the most powerful attributes of proteins is their ability to bind to and modulate the chemistry of cofactors and prosthetic groups. Here, we demonstrated the ability of an artificial nucleic acid (an aptamer) to similarly control the functionality of a non-biological element. Specifically, we selected an RNA aptamer that binds tris(bipyridine) ruthenium (II), Ru(bpy)3(2+), an inorganic complex that has attracted intense interest due to its photoredox chemistry, including its ability to split water by visible light...
February 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223166/efficacy-of-photochemical-internalisation-using-disulfonated-chlorin-and-porphyrin-photosensitisers-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study-in-2d-and-3d-prostate-cancer-models
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Alejandra Martinez de Pinillos Bayona, Josephine H Woodhams, Hayley Pye, Rifat A Hamoudi, Caroline M Moore, Alexander J MacRobert
This study shows the therapeutic outcome of Photochemical Internalisation (PCI) in prostate cancer in vitro surpasses that of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and could improve prostate PDT in the clinic, whilst avoiding chemotherapeutics side effects. In addition, the study assesses the potential of PCI with two different photosensitisers (TPCS2a and TPPS2a) in prostate cancer cells (human PC3 and rat MatLyLu) using standard 2D monolayer culture and 3D biomimetic model. Photosensitisers were used alone for photodynamic therapy (PDT) or with the cytotoxin saporin (PCI)...
May 1, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185089/effectiveness-of-repeated-photodynamic-therapy-in-the-elimination-of-intracanal-enterococcus-faecalis-biofilm-an-in-vitro-study
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Ewa Joanna Prażmo, Renata Alicja Godlewska, Agnieszka Beata Mielczarek
The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy in the elimination of intracanal Enterococcus faecalis biofilm and to analyse how a repeated light irradiation, replenishment of oxygen and photosensitiser affect the results of the photodynamic disinfecting protocol. After chemomechanical preparation, 46 single-rooted human teeth were infected with a clinical strain of E. faecalis and incubated for a week in microaerobic conditions. The experimental procedures included groups of single application of photodynamic therapy, two cycles of PDT, irrigation with 5...
April 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176995/evidence-for-photosensitised-hydrogen-production-from-water-in-the-absence-of-precious-metals-redox-mediators-and-co-catalysts
#16
S Salzl, M Ertl, G Knör
The water-soluble zinc porphyrin complex Zn(TPPS)(4-) with TPPS = tetrakis-(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin surprisingly was found to produce significant amounts of hydrogen from aqueous sulfite or amine solutions under visible-light exposure without requiring any other components such as electron relays or additional proton reduction catalysts. Although the production rates and total amounts of chemically stored fuel obtained under these conditions are still much too low to be relevant for practical applications, the background of this unprecedented observation was further studied in its own right...
February 8, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127949/glycolysis-inhibition-improves-photodynamic-therapy-response-rates-for-equine-sarcoids
#17
J P Golding, J G Kemp-Symonds, J M Dobson
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) holds great promise in treating veterinary and human dermatological neoplasms, including equine sarcoids, but is currently hindered by the amount of photosensitiser and light that can be delivered to lesions thicker than around 2 mm, and by the intrinsic antioxidant defences of tumour cells. We have developed a new PDT technique that combines an efficient transdermal penetration enhancer solution, for topical delivery of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) photosensitiser, with acute topical post-PDT application of the glycolysis inhibitor lonidamine...
January 27, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067647/decomposition-of-xenobiotics-during-visible-light-irradiation-in-the-presence-of-immobilised-photosensitisers-kinetics-study
#18
M Olak-Kucharczyk, M Foszpańczyk, M Gmurek, S Ledakowicz
The objective of this work was to study the photosensitised oxidation of the xenobiotics benzylparaben (BeP) and 2,4dichlorophenol (2,4DCP) in aqueous solutions using photosensitisers immobilised into chitosan carrier particles and visible light radiation. Zn(II) phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate tetrasodium salt and Al(III) phthalocyanine chloride tetrasulfonic acid were used as photosensitisers. The major role of the singlet oxygen during photodegradation was proven by using scavengers of reactive oxygen species...
January 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063989/deep-penetrating-photodynamic-therapy-with-killerred-mediated-by-upconversion-nanoparticles
#19
Liuen Liang, Yiqing Lu, Run Zhang, Andrew Care, Tiago A Ortega, Sergey M Deyev, Yi Qian, Andrei V Zvyagin
The fluorescent protein KillerRed, a new type of biological photosensitizer, is considered as a promising substitute for current synthetic photosensitizes used in photodynamic therapy (PDT). However, broad application of this photosensitiser in treating deep-seated lesions is challenging due to the limited tissue penetration of the excitation light with the wavelength falling in the visible spectral range. To overcome this challenge, we employ upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) that are able to convert deep-penetrating near infrared (NIR) light to green light to excite KillerRed locally, followed by the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to kill tumour cells under centimetre-thick tissue...
January 4, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989755/oxidatively-generated-damage-to-dna-and-proteins-mediated-by-photosensitized-uva
#20
REVIEW
Reto Brem, Melisa Guven, Peter Karran
UVA accounts for about 95% of the solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation that reaches Earth and most likely contributes to human skin cancer risk. In contrast to UVB, which comprises the remaining 5% and is absorbed by DNA nucleobases to cause direct photodamage, UVA damages DNA indirectly. It does this largely through its interactions with cellular chromophores that act as photosensitisers to generate reactive oxygen species. Exogenously supplied chemicals, including some widely-prescribed medicines, may also act as photosensitisers and these drugs are associated with an increased risk of sun-related cancer...
June 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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