Jorge Correale et al.
Journal of neuroimmunology, 261(1-2), 134-140 (2013-06-27)
The role of cis-urocanic acid (UCA) as a UV-mediated immunomodulator in MS patients was investigated. Plasma levels of cis-UCA were significantly lower in MS patients compared to controls. Stimulation of MBP- and MOG-specific T cells in the presence of cis-UCA...
S Beissert et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 167(11), 6232-6238 (2001-11-21)
UV radiation induces skin cancer primarily by its DNA-damaging properties, but also by its capacity to suppress the immune system. The photoisomer of urocanic acid (UCA), cis-UCA, is an important mediator of UV-induced immunosuppression and is involved in the inhibition...
High-speed line-focus Raman microscopy with spectral decomposition of mouse skin
Ilchenko O, et al.
Vibrational Spectroscopy, 83, 180-190 (2016)
Hanna-Mari Jauhonen et al.
Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie, 255(12), 2357-2362 (2017-08-26)
Our purpose was to investigate the effect of locally administered cis-urocanic (cis-UCA) in two experimental models of allergic conjunctivitis. The compound 48/80 (C48/80)-induced ocular irritation model (IgE-independent) and the ovalbumin (OA)-induced ocular allergy model (IgE-mediated) were used to test and...
Amy A Irving et al.
BMC neuroscience, 18(1), 8-8 (2017-01-07)
Ultraviolet B irradiation confers strong resistance against experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a model of multiple sclerosis. This protection by ultraviolet B is independent of vitamin D production but causes isomerization of urocanic acid, a naturally occurring immunosuppressant. To determine whether UCA...