The use of methylene blue in the practice of BRT
AUTHORS : Mathison A.N.
RELEVANT UNIVERSITIES : Firma “MATISONS” SIA, Riga, Latvia
YEAR : 2021 | Category : Educational
In 1876, the German organic chemist Heinrich Karo first synthesized the substance methylene blue (“blue”). Prior to this, G. Karo synthesized other organic dyes: indulin, akrihin, eosin, chrysodine, which were used to dye tissues in various colors. It turned out that dyes, in addition to coloring properties, can also have powerful antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal and even anthelmintic properties.
MS is able to bind to the glycoproteins of the membranes of pathogenic microflora cells, causing disruption of their vital activity, while not affecting the saprophytic microflora, as well as accumulate in pathological cells of the body, including cancer cells. This property of MS to accumulate in pathogenic cells is used in modern photodynamic therapy (PDT).