Fluorescence of Porphyrins in Cells

  • Johan Moan


Two fields of research in biology and medicine are concerned with the study of cellular uptake of porphyrins: research on porphyria and research on diagnosis and photoradiation therapy of cancer. Porphyrins have a characteristic pattern of fluorescence. Thus, cellular uptake and retention of porphyrins are often studied by means of fluorescence measurements.


Cellular Uptake Fluorescence Quantum Yield Fluorescence Emission Spectrum Fluorescence Excitation Spectrum Increase Incubation Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Moan
    • 1
  1. 1.Norsk Hydro’s Institute for Cancer ResearchMontebello, Oslo 3Norway

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