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Melasma: a clinical, light microscopic, ultrastructural, and immunofluorescence study.
Oral Polypodium leucotomos extract decreases ultraviolet-induced damage of human skin.
The evolution of photochemotherapy with psoralens and UVA (PUVA): 2000 BC to 1992 AD.
Beta Carotene Therapy for Erythropoietic Protoporphyria and Other Photosensitivity Diseases
It is concluded that beta carotene is an effective treatment for EPP, but that other forms of photosensitivity will need empirical therapeutic study with this compound to determine the range of effectiveness, if any, of this compound in conditions other than EPP.
Racial Differences in the Fate of Melanosomes in Human Epidermis
P pigment in the skin is located in a very small granule, the melanosome1, which is barely visible in the light microscope, and is transferred into the keratinizing or malpighian cell2.
Mechanism of depigmentation by hydroquinone.
- K. Jimbow, H. Obata, M. Pathak, T. Fitzpatrick
- BiologyThe Journal of investigative dermatology
- 1 April 1974
Findings indicate that HQ affects not only the formation, melanization, and degradation of melanosomes, but that it affects also the membraneous structures of melanocytes and eventually causes necrosis of whole melanocytes.
The Presently Known Distribution of Furocoumarins (Psoralens) in Plants
Interest in many ancient drugs and herbal concoctions has been revived because some of these medicaments have been found to contain specific pharmacological agents which exert scientifically recognizable therapeutic effects.
Usefulness of retinoic acid in the treatment of melasma.
The metabolism and function of urocanic acid in skin.
With the demonstration that the surface of the skin and the epidermis contain large amounts of a water soluble, ultraviolet-absorbing material, interest developed in identifying this compound and elucidating its role in the vital functions of theskin.