The translocator protein as a potential molecular target for improved treatment efficacy in photodynamic therapy.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Rogers, L.; Senge, M. O., The translocator protein as a potential molecular target for improved treatment efficacy in photodynamic therapy., Future Medicinal Chemistry, 6, 2014, 775 792
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Abstract: Since it’s serendipitous discovery by researchers over thirty years ago, the translocator protein (18 kDa) (TSPO) has been demonstrated to play an important role in a multitude of critical biological processes. Although implemented as a novel therapeutic and diagnostic tool for a variety of disease states, its most promising role is as a molecular target for anti-cancer treatments such as photodynamic therapy (PDT). This review gives an overview of the attempts made by researchers to design porphyrin based photosensitizers for use as anti-cancer therapeutics in PDT as well as improved imaging agents for diagnostic purposes. With a better understanding of the structure and function of the TSPO, the synthesis of porphyrins for use in PDT with optimum binding affinities will become ever more possible.
Author: SENGE, MATHIAS
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Future Medicinal Chemistry
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Keywords:translocator protein (18 kDa) (TSPO)