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Synthesis and bactericidal properties of porphyrins immobilized in a polyacrylamide support: influence of metal complexation on photoactivity (2017)
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(2017). Synthesis and bactericidal properties of porphyrins immobilized in a polyacrylamide support: influence of metal complexation on photoactivity. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 5(9), 1834-1845. doi:10.1039/c6tb03198f

Spectroscopic and photodynamic properties of three novel polymeric hydrogels bearing porphyrins have been studied in vitro on the recombinant bioluminescent Gram-negative Escherichia coli DH5α to assess their ability to inactivate bacterial strains i... Read More

NanoSOSG : a nanostructured fluorescent probe for detection of intracellular singlet oxygen (2017)
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Ruiz-González, R., Gulías, Ò., Ruiz-González, R., Bresolí-Obach, R., Gulías, Ò., Agut, M., …Giuntini, F. (2017). NanoSOSG : a nanostructured fluorescent probe for detection of intracellular singlet oxygen. Angewandte Chemie, 56(11), (2885-2888). doi:10.1002/anie.201609050. ISSN 1433-7851

A biocompatible fluorescent nanoprobe for singlet oxygen (¹O₂) detection in biological systems was designed, synthesized, and characterized, that circumvents many of the limitations of the molecular probe Singlet Oxygen Sensor Green® (SOSG). This wid... Read More

Duramycin-porphyrin conjugates for targeting of tumour cells using photodynamic therapy (2016)
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Broughton, L. J., Giuntini, F., Savoie, H., Bryden, F., Boyle, R. W., Maraveyas, A., & Madden, L. A. (2016). Duramycin-porphyrin conjugates for targeting of tumour cells using photodynamic therapy. Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology, 163, (374-384). doi:10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.09.001. ISSN 1011-1344

Duramycin, through binding with phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), has been shown to be a selective molecular probe for the targeting and imaging of cancer cells. Photodynamic therapy aims to bring about specific cytotoxic damage to tumours through deliv... Read More

Orthogonally bifunctionalised polyacrylamide nanoparticles: a support for the assembly of multifunctional nanodevices (2012)
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Giuntini, F., Dumoulin, F., Daly, R., Ahsen, V., Scanlan, E. M., Lavado, A. S. P., …Boyle, R. W. (2012). Orthogonally bifunctionalised polyacrylamide nanoparticles: a support for the assembly of multifunctional nanodevices. Nanoscale, 4(6), 2034-2045. doi:10.1039/c2nr11947a

Polyacrylamide nanoparticles bearing two orthogonal reactive functionalities were prepared by reverse microemulsion polymerisation. Water-soluble photosensitisers and peptide or carbohydrate moieties were sequentially attached to the new nanospecies... Read More