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Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine

Protective effect of topically applied conjugated hexadienes against ultraviolet radiation-induced chronic skin damage in the hairless mouse.


PMID 2400676

Abstract

Albino hairless mice (SkH:HR-1) exposed chronically to suberythemal doses of ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation display visible skin wrinkling and tumors. Topical treatment of mice with solutions of conjugated dienes (2,4-hexadien-1-ol and derivatives of it) prior to each UVB radiation exposure reduces significantly the severity of these visible alterations. Chronic suberythemal doses of ultraviolet A radiation induce skin sagging, a distinctly different visible skin alteration. The severity of skin sagging is not reduced by topical application of the conjugated dienes tested here.

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