Lycium barbarum glycoconjugates: effect on human skin and cultured dermal fibroblasts.

@article{Zhao2005LyciumBG,
  title={Lycium barbarum glycoconjugates: effect on human skin and cultured dermal fibroblasts.},
  author={H Zhao and Alexei Alexeev and Edward K. Chang and Gary Greenburg and K Bojanowski},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 1-2},
  pages={131-7}
}
Lycium barbarum L. (Solanaceae) glycoconjugates (LbGp) display an interesting array of anti-apoptotic and antioxidant properties, which may be beneficial for human skin. We therefore set out to determine the effects of LbGp in full-thickness human skin, and in dermal fibroblasts. It was found that LbGp decreased the level of MMP (matrix metalloproteinase)-1 significantly, but not that of MMP-3 or -13, in the whole human skin system, without compromising the viability of the skin. Consistently… CONTINUE READING