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Prospects of photosensitization in control of pathogenic and harmful micro-organisms.
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PMID:  19457025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Photosensitization is a treatment involving the interaction of the two nontoxic factors, photoactive compound and visible light, which in the presence of oxygen results in the selective destruction of the target cell. Different micro-organisms, such as multidrug-resistant bacteria, yeasts, microfungi and viruses, are susceptible to this treatment. Therefore, a photosensitization phenomenon might open a new avenue for the development of nonthermal, effective and ecologically friendly antimicrobial technology, which might be applied for food safety.
Z Luksiene; A Zukauskas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-05-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied microbiology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1365-2672     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706280     Medline TA:  J Appl Microbiol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1415-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Material Sciences and Applied Research, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania.
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