Psoralens: A Review

  • F. Dall’Acqua
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 15)


Furocoumarins (psoralens and isopsoralens) are natural products, occurring especially in the Umbelliferae, Rutaceae and Leguminosae (Musajo and Rodighiero 1972). They have also been isolated from microorganisms and fungi, e.g., TMP is derived from a fungus growing on diseased celery (Scheel et al. 1963).


Singlet Oxygen Oxic Condition Pyrimidine Base Nucleic Acid Structure Membrane Unsaturated Lipid 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



methoxypsoralen: 8-MOP


methoxypsoralen: 5-MOP

4,5′, 8

trimethylpsoralen: TMP


aminomethyl–4,5′, 8-triraethylpsoralen: AMT


hydroxymethyl–4,5′, 8-trimethylpsoralen: TMT


trimethylangelicin: TMA


carbethoxypsoralen: 3-CPs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Dall’Acqua
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Centro di Studio sulla Chimica del Farmaco del C.N.R.PadovaItaly

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