A synthetic purpurin with photosensitizing activity. Rostaporfin preferentially accumulates in tumor cells due to an increased rate of metabolism. Upon exposure to a light source, this agent absorbs light, forming an extended high energy conformational state that produces high quantum yields of singlet oxygen with local cytotoxic effects. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

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