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photosensitizer

[¦fōd·ō′sen·sə‚tīz·ər]
(physical chemistry)
A light-absorbing substance that initiates a photochemical or photophysical reaction in another substance (molecule), and is not consumed in the reaction.
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manipulated the generation of intracellular ROS by the use of photosensitizer hematoporphyrin (HP) and examined their specific role in activating DCs.
Three photosensitizers have been described in the literature: dihematoporphyrin ether (Photofrin), metatetrahydroxyphenylchlorin (Fosean), and 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA).
The present results showed that the efficiency of photodynamic sensitizers as insecticidal agents is affected by a variety of experimental parameters; and the first factor being photosensitizer concentration.
This effect of embelin PDT on tumor statistics also points toward the potency of embelin as a therapeutic agent against tumor, by acting as photosensitizer.
In recent years, the use of non-toxic GNPs as photosensitizer carriers in cancer targeted PDT has also been considered.
Robinson, "Erythrosine is a potential photosensitizer for the photodynamic therapy of oral plaque biofilms," The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, vol.
As one type of the photosensitizer, porphyrins have been approved for PDT in the USA, Europe, Canada, and Japan, but their weak absorption attenuates their optimal application in PDT [8].
They have a great potential as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of malignancies and other diseases [1-4].
Scalfi-Happ, "Evaluation of photodynamic treatment using aluminum phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate chloride as a photosensitizer: new approach," Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, vol.
Natural dyes as photosensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cell.