J Photochem Photobiol B 2018 Jan 5;178:545-550. Epub 2017 Dec 5.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Araraquara. Rodovia Araraquara-Jaú, Km1, Campus Ville, Araraquara, SP, CEP 14800-903, Brazil. Electronic address:
Bacterial resistance to available antibiotics nowadays is a global threat leading researchers around the world to study new treatment modalities for infections. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) has been considered an effective and promising therapeutic alternative in this scenario. Briefly, this therapy is based on the activation of a non-toxic photosensitizing agent, known as photosensitizer (PS), by light at a specific wavelength generating cytotoxic singlet oxygen and free radicals. Read More