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Porphyrins in Medical News

ABCB6 Is Key to Production of Heme in Hemoglobin

...ication of Nature. Inside the mitochondrion, porphyrins are converted to heme. Heme is the oxygen-carrying...on of ABCB6 solved the long-standing riddle of how porphyrins get into mitchondria so they can be used to make h...p of diseases is cutaneous porphyria, a buildup of porphyrins that causes the skin to blister and swell in sunli...

Light can help fight gum bacteria

...cessful in killing of P. gingivalis bacteria. Scientists opine that the killing effect is happening because of light excitation of the endogenous porphyrins of the bacteria. Their study also holds to light the fact some of the potential helpful bacteria of the mouth also lives for longer because of the lig...

Treating acne with laser

... iwth acne known as Propionobacterium Acnes, or P. Acnes. P. acnes releases porphyrins, which are naturally occurring molecules in the body. When porphyrins absorb certain wavelengths of light, free radical damage is produced which destroys the bacteria. The molecules Prophyrins absorb light best in the bl...
Porphyrins in Medical Technology

Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics BV to present preclinical proof-of-concept data on its gene therapy AMT-020 to treat acute intermittent porphyria

...to treat acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) at the porphyrins and Porphyrias Congress, Rotterdam. The data sug...seases that currently cannot be cured. About the porphyrins and Porphyrias Congress 2007 The porphyrins & Porphyrias meetings are biennial events orga...
Porphyrins in Medical Dictionary

Porphyrins

Porphyrins are a group of organic compounds of which many occur in nature, most famously as the pigment in red blood cells. They are heterocyclic macrocycles characterised by the presence of four modified pyrrole subunits... porphyrin n. Any of various organic compounds containing fou...
Porphyrins in Biological News

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Minority Travel Awards

...zing Aggregation Conditions of A Proteins: Alzheimers Disease Passive Immunotherapy. Eric Johnson, University of Texas San Antonio, Effects of porphyrins on Tubulin Polymerization. Ann Kimble-Hill, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Biophysical Mechanisms of Protein Recruitment T...

ABCB6 is key to production of heme in hemoglobin

...ublication of Nature. Inside the mitochondrion, porphyrins are converted to heme. Heme is the oxygen-carrying...on of ABCB6 solved the long-standing riddle of how porphyrins get into mitchondria so they can be used to make h...p of diseases is cutaneous porphyria, a buildup of porphyrins that causes the skin to blister and swell in sunli...

Self-assembled nano-sized probes allow Penn researchers to see tumors through flesh and skin

..., bioengineers and medical researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota has lodged fluorescent materials called porphyrins within the surface of a polymersome, a cell-like vesicle, to image a tumor within a living rodent. Their findings, which represent a proof of principl...
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