Photochemistry of dihydrobiopterin in aqueous solution.

@article{Vignoni2010PhotochemistryOD,
  title={Photochemistry of dihydrobiopterin in aqueous solution.},
  author={Mariana Vignoni and Franco M Cabrerizo and Carolina Lorente and Catherine Claparols and Esther Oliveros and Andr{\'e}s H Thomas},
  journal={Organic & biomolecular chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={800-10}
}
Dihydrobiopterin (H(2)Bip) and its oxidized analogue, biopterin (Bip), accumulate in the skin of patients suffering from vitiligo, a chronic depigmentation disorder in which the protection against UV radiation fails. The photochemistry of H(2)Bip was studied in neutral aqueous solutions upon UV-A irradiation (320-400 nm) at room temperature. The… CONTINUE READING