Porphyrin-Carbohydrate Conjugates: Impact of Carbohydrate Moieties in Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

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Porphyrin-Carbohydrate Conjugates: Impact of Carbohydrate Moieties in Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 8(3): 241-268.

Author(s): Xiang Zheng and Ravindra K Pandey.

Affiliation: Photodynamic Therapy Center,Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263,USA.


In recent years, a number or review articles describing the utility of porphyrin-based compounds in photodynamic therapy have been published.1 Currently, efforts are also underway in various laboratories to increase the tumor-specificity by developing targetspecific photosensitizers. One of such attempts has been to synthesize a series of carbohydrate-porphyrin conjugates and investigate their ability to target carbohydrate- recognized proteins, which are known for their high expression in certain tumors. The present article is focused on the synthesis and biological significance of carbohydrate conjugated photosensitizers.


Photodynamic therapy, Photofrin®, Porphyrin, Carbohydrate-Porphyrin Conjugates.

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Article Details

Volume: 8
Issue Number: 3
First Page: 241
Last Page: 268
Page Count: 28
DOI: 10.2174/187152008783961897
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