Photoinactivation of bacteria by lumichrome: Influence of formulation and preparation method.
Victoria J. Valerón Bergh, Ellen Bruzell, Anne Bee Hegge and Hanne Hjorth Tønnesen | May 25th 2014
Lumichrome, a photodegradation product of riboflavin, is an endogenous compound in humans. The compound is more photostable and a more efficient photogenerator of singlet oxygen than riboflavin. It absorbs radiation in the UVA and blue light region, which can be an advantage in aPDT of superficial infections.