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Phototoxicity evaluation of the microemulsions carrier of ZnPcSO4 in cortex synaptosome brain of rats

Grant number: 14/10776-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Technology
Principal researcher:Wanessa Silva Garcia Medina
Grantee:Guilherme Vedovato Vilela de Salis
Home Institution: Faculdades Integradas Padre Albino (FIPA). Fundação Padre Albino (FPA). Catanduva , SP, Brazil


Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a well established form of treatment and clinically approved for various types of cancer in many countries. This antineoplastic treatment is based on the use of photosensitizers, i.e. drugs which absorb photons transforming light energy into chemical potential damage to tumor tissues. Thus, the use of PDT is expanding to several types of cancer, including among them brain tumors. In this study we investigate the effect of phototoxic ZnPSO4 mitochondria and synaptosomes of cerebral cortex of rats view of the possible use of PDT for the treatment of brain tumors.

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