cellular affinity

cellular affinity

[′sel·yə·lər ə′fin·əd·ē]
(biology)
The phenomenon of selective adhesiveness observed among the cells of certain sponges, slime molds, and vertebrates.
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Not only does the photosensitizer need to have a good cellular affinity [5, 6], but also it should possess the high singlet oxygen generation efficiency [7].
Also, for the possibility of PDT application, cellular affinity and photodynamic tumoricidal effect of PaDs were investigated with mouse breast cancer cell line (EMT6) in vitro.
To demonstrate the efficacy of PaDs for the application of the photodynamic therapy agent, PaD-OHs (HPA, HPPE, and HPME) that have higher singlet oxygen quantum yield than PaD-alkyls (PA, PPE, PME) were studied for the cellular affinity and the photodynamic inactivation with mouse breast cancer cells.
The results on the cellular affinity and the photodynamic tumoricidal effect indicate that they are affected by the coil-length of the substituted alkyl group in PaD-OHs.
Serum amyloid A changes high density lipoproteins cellular affinity. Lab Invest 1992;66:778-85.
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