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Light has attracted special attention as a stimulus for triggered drug delivery systems (DDS) due to its intrinsic features of being spatially and temporally tunable. Ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation has recently been used as a source of external light stimuli to control the release of drugs using a “switch on- switch off” procedure. This review discusses the promising potential of UVA radiation as the light source of choice for photo-controlled drug release from a range of photo-responsive and photolabile nanostructures via photo-isomerization, photo-cleavage, photo-crosslinking and photo-induced rearrangement. In addition to its clinical use, we will also provide here an overview of the recent UVA-responsive drug release approaches that are developed for phototherapy and skin photoprotection.
|Journal||Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Feb 2021|
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Mitochondria-Targeted Iron Chelators for the Therapy of Parkinson's Disease
Pourzand, C. & Reelfs, O.
6/04/17 → 6/01/18
Project: UK charity
Light-Activated Caged-Iron Chelator for Skin Photoprotection based on the Natural Product Pulcherrimic Acid
Pourzand, C., Chuck, C., Eggleston, I., Henk, D. & Scott, R.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
1/09/15 → 30/06/16
Project: Research council