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Photoantimicrobials and PACT: what's in an abbreviation?

Wainwright, M (2018) Photoantimicrobials and PACT: what's in an abbreviation? Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. ISSN 1474-905X

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Abstract

The use of a separate nomenclature for the application of photosensitisers to the oncological and infectious disease fields represents a sensible approach. There is commonality, of course, in that both utilise light activation and act via the local generation of reactive oxygen species, but the difference in cellular targets is so great that different designs are required to achieve proper selectivity for a clinical end use, whether in human or veterinary medicine. The following represents a personal view, and perhaps a clarification of terms, in what might be considered a major etymological dichotomy existing within photodynamic research, on the 20th anniversary of "PACT".

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural), 0601 Biochemistry And Cell Biology, 0299 Other Physical Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 11:47
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 13:28
DOI or Identification number: 10.1039/c8pp00390d
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9612

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