A mechanistic study of the interaction of UVB radiations with human serum lipoproteins.


The tryptophan residues of HDL are important chromophores of the interstitial fluid feeding the epidermal cells. The UVB light readily photoionizes tryptophan residues as demonstrated by the increase in their photolysis yield in presence of N2O. Saturation of the HDL solution with a N2O/O2 mixture (80%:20%, v/v) decreases the peroxidation of HDL lipids… (More)