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Photo-induced anticancer activity and singlet oxygen production of prodigiosenes (2018)
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Savoie, H., Figliola, C., Marchal, E., Crabbe, B. W., Hallett-Tapley, G. L., Boyle, R. W., & Thompson, A. (2018). Photo-induced anticancer activity and singlet oxygen production of prodigiosenes. Photochemical & photobiological sciences : an international journal, 17(5), (599-606). doi:10.1039/c8pp00060c. ISSN 1474-905X

© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry and Owner Societies. The photo-induced cytotoxicity of prodigiosenes is reported. One prodigiosene represents a synthetic analogue of the natural product prodigiosin, and two are conjugated to molecules that targ... Read More

pH-dependent modulation of reactivity in Ruthenium(II) organometallics (2018)
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Prior, T. J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2018). pH-dependent modulation of reactivity in Ruthenium(II) organometallics. Organometallics, 37(3), (294-297). doi:10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00868. ISSN 0276-7333

The pH-dependent intramolecular chelation of a tethered sulfonamide ligand in ruthenium(II) arene complexes is demonstrated, a process shown to modulate metal-centered reactivity toward the model ligand guanosine 5′-monophosphate within the physiolog... 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

PET/PDT theranostics: Synthesis and biological evaluation of a peptide-targeted gallium porphyrin (2015)
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Bryden, F., Boyle, R. W., Savoie, H., & Rosca, E. V. (2015). PET/PDT theranostics: Synthesis and biological evaluation of a peptide-targeted gallium porphyrin. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 44(11), (4925-4932). doi:10.1039/c4dt02949f. ISSN 1477-9226

The development of novel theranostic agents is an important step in the pathway towards personalised medicine, with the combination of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities into a single treatment agent naturally lending itself to the optimisation an... Read More

Polyacrylamide nanoparticles as a delivery system in photodynamic therapy (2011)
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Boyle, R. W., Savoie, H., Alonso, C., Kuruppuarachchi, M., & Lowry, A. (2011). Polyacrylamide nanoparticles as a delivery system in photodynamic therapy. Molecular pharmaceutics, 8(3), (920-931). doi:10.1021/mp200023y. ISSN 1543-8384

Nanoparticles can be targeted towards, and accumulate in, tumor tissue by the enhanced permeability and retention effect, if sequestration by the reticuloendothelial system (RES) is avoided. The application of nanoparticles in the field of drug deliv... Read More

Glycerol and galactose substituted zinc phthalocyanines. Synthesis and photodynamic activity (2009)
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Ahsen, V., Dumoulin, F., Ermeydan, M. A., Zorlu, Y., Savoie, H., & Boyle, R. W. (2009). Glycerol and galactose substituted zinc phthalocyanines. Synthesis and photodynamic activity. Photochemical & photobiological sciences : an international journal, 8(3), 312-318. doi:10.1039/b817348f

Three novel water soluble, non-ionic, zinc phthalocyanines (Pcs) have been synthesized and their spectroscopic and photodynamic properties investigated in aqueous media. One of the three compounds was shown to be significantly less aggregated, when c... Read More