Special Issue "Photodynamic Therapy 2019"
A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a light-based photochemistry process. The illumination of a photoactivatable molecule (also called photosensitizer) with visible or near infrared light produces reactive oxygen toxic species to destroy tumor cells. This treatment modality leads to highly targeted actions, because reactive oxygen species are produced only where light is applied. Light is not harmful, nor is the photoactivable molecule. Only the combination of three elements (photosensitizer, oxygen, and light) is required to induce photo-oxidation reactions. PDT has proven to be a promising modality in many medical applications including cutaneous condition, infectious diseases, and various cancers at different stages.
The journal Pharmaceuticals invites both reviews and original articles shedding light on the challenges and opportunities of the development of innovative solutions for photodynamic therapy. Topics include selective photoactivatable molecules targeting receptors over-expressed into tumors membranes and/or on neovessels; molecules exhibiting red shifted absorption for better penetration of light into the tissues, photobactericidal agents, theranostics, and photodiagnosis. Reviews and original articles dealing with PDT-associated immunotherapy , new radiation systems such as X-rays, or new devices allowing for better illumination and /or dosimetry are also welcome.
Prof. Serge Mordon
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