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Photosensitive liposomes as potential drug delivery vehicles for photodynamic therapy
Author(s): Christopher G. Morgan; A. C. Mitchell; R. K. Chowdhary
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Paper Abstract

Light-sensitive liposomes incorporating a photochromic phospholipid (Bis-Azo PC) have been developed which exhibit light-activated release of entrapped contents and intervesicular fusion. The trapping and light-induced release of inorganic ions, fluorescent market dyes, and the antitumor drug methotrexate have been demonstrated. These results are discussed together with some of the potential therapeutic applications of light-sensitive liposomes.

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Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1525, Future Trends in Biomedical Applications of Lasers, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48220
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Christopher G. Morgan, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
A. C. Mitchell, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
R. K. Chowdhary, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1525:
Future Trends in Biomedical Applications of Lasers
Lars Othar Svaasand, Editor(s)

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