Direct modification of bioactive phenothiazines by exposure to laser radiation.
- Autores: Amaral L, Andrei IR, Boni M, Fanning S, Martins A, Militaru A, Molnar J, Nastasa V, Pascu A, Pascu ML, Smarandache A, Staicu A, Viveiros M
- Ano de Publicação: 2011
- Journal: Recent Patents on Anti-Infective Drug Discovery
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Direct+modification+of+bioactive+phenothiazines+by+exposure+to+laser+radiation.
Whereas exposure of combinations of a phenothiazine and bacterium to incoherent UV increases the activity of the phenothiazine, exposure of the phenothiazine alone does not yield an increase of its activity. Because the laser beam energy is greater than that produced by the incoherent UV sources, exposure of phenothiazines to specific lasers may yield molecules with altered activities over that of the unexposed parent.