Taketo Itoh

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Cellular differentiation due to the extracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) concentration affects the level of several antioxidant enzymes in cultured human keratinocytes. Because the epidermis includes well- and un-differentiated keratinocytes, we expected that keratinocytes possess different antioxidant capacity and sensitivity to damaging(More)
Photobiologic investigations have been performed using animals without epidermal melanocytes. We developed xeroderma pigmentosum group A gene-deficient (XPA (-/-)), stem cell factor transgenic (SCF-Tg) mice, which one defective in nucleotide excision repair and have epidermal melanocytes, and investigated protective effects of epidermal melanin against(More)
Lomefloxacin (LFLX) is phototoxic and phototumorigenic, but the mechanisms of phototumorigenesis of quinolone drugs have not been fully elucidated. Formation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPD) by UVB radiation is primarily involved in the carcinogenesis of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. On the other hand, UVA region is responsible to photobiologic(More)
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