Experiments with human hepatoma PLC/PRF/5 cells and human embryo skin fibroblasts involving the use of three different tests (colony formation, Trypan blue exclusion, labeled thymidine incorporation) have demonstrated a significantly higher photosensitizing activity of chlorin e6 conjugates with internalizable ligands as compared to that of chlorin e6 itself. Receptor‐mediated internalization of chlorin e6 conjugates ensures a greater photosensitization of cells than binding of those conjugates to cell surface receptors. The suitability of such conjugates that permit the delivery of a photosensitizer to sensitive intracellular targets is discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Photochemistry and Photobiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1993|