An approach to the use of photochemical toxicity of 8-methoxipsoralen activated by UVB narrow-band (311 nm) on Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

  • Amilcar Roberto Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
  • Susana Bento Universidade Lusófona
  • Rita Mendes de Almeida Universidade Lusófona
Palavras-chave: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, 8-methoxypsoralen, photochemical, toxicity

Resumo

A Saccharomyces cerevisiae model was used to evaluate the photochemical toxicity of 8-methoxypsoralen expressed as percentage of growth inhibition using tow different concentrations, 0.4mM and 0.05mM, and UVB narrow-band (311nm) for the photo activation. The preliminary results suggest that the concentration of 8-MOP play a role on the photochemical toxicity, but not, with the concentrations used, on the chemical toxicity.
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2010-09-22
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Ciências Biofarmacêuticas / Biopharmaceutical Sciences