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Protection by Carotenoids from Singlet Oxygen Photoproduced by Porphyrins

  • R. V. Bensasson
  • T. A. Moore
  • D. Gust
  • A. L. Moore
  • A. Joy
  • T. Tom
  • G. Nemeth
  • E. J. Land

Abstract

The plant photosynthetic agent β carotene, a successful oral photoprotective agent in erythropoietic protoporphyria1 might also decrease the discomfort of patients after treatment by hematoporphyrin phototherapy.

Keywords

Singlet Oxygen Flash Photolysis Triplet Energy Laser Flash Photolysis Energy Transfer Rate 
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References

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    M.M. Mathews-Roth in the Science of Photomedicine, Ed. by Regan and Parrish (Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1982).Google Scholar
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    G. Dirks, A.L. Moore, T.A. Moore, D. Gust, Photochem. Photobiol. 32. 277 (1980).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    A.M. Moore, G. Dirks, D. Gust, T.A. Moore, Photochem. Photobiol. 32, 691 (1980).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    R.V. Bensasson, E.J. Land, A.L. Moore, R.L. Crouch, G. Dirks, T.A. Moore, D. Gust, Nature 290, 329 (1981).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    A.L. Moore, A. Joy, R. Tom, D. Gust, T.A. Moore, R.V. Bensasson and E.J. Land, Science 216, 982 (1982).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. V. Bensasson
    • 1
  • T. A. Moore
    • 2
  • D. Gust
    • 2
  • A. L. Moore
    • 2
  • A. Joy
    • 2
  • T. Tom
    • 2
  • G. Nemeth
    • 2
  • E. J. Land
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de BiophysiqueMuséum National d’Histoire NaturelleParisFrance
  2. 2.Dept. of ChemistryArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  3. 3.Paterson LaboratoriesChristie Hospital and Holt Radium InstituteManchesterUK

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