Structure/activity relationships among photosensitizers related to pheophorbides and bacteriopheophorbides
A series of long wavelength absorbing photosensitizers related to pheophorbide-a, pyropheophorbide-a, bacteriopheophorbide-a and chlorin-e6 were synthesized and evaluated for their comparative in vivo tumorcidal activity and skin phototoxicity vis-a-vis Photofrin®. Structure/function relationships are discussed. All new photosensitizers were found to have high production of 1O2 and reduced skin phototoxicity compared to Photofrin®. © 1992.
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Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Pandey, R., Shiau, F., Sumlin, A., Dougherty, T., & Smith, K. (1992). Structure/activity relationships among photosensitizers related to pheophorbides and bacteriopheophorbides. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2 (5), 491-496. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0960-894X(00)80176-6