Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging

  title={Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging},
  author={E. Papakonstantinou and M. Roth and G. Karakiulakis},
  pages={253 - 258}
  • E. Papakonstantinou, M. Roth, G. Karakiulakis
  • Published 2012
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Dermato-endocrinology
  • Skin aging is a multifactorial process consisting of two distinct and independent mechanisms: intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Youthful skin retains its turgor, resilience and pliability, among others, due to its high content of water. Daily external injury, in addition to the normal process of aging, causes loss of moisture. The key molecule involved in skin moisture is hyaluronic acid (HA) that has unique capacity in retaining water. There are multiple sites for the control of HA synthesis… CONTINUE READING
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