Spectral character of sunlight modulates photosynthesis of previtamin D3 and its photoisomers in human skin.

@article{Maclaughlin1982SpectralCO,
  title={Spectral character of sunlight modulates photosynthesis of previtamin D3 and its photoisomers in human skin.},
  author={J. Maclaughlin and R. Anderson and M. Holick},
  journal={Science},
  year={1982},
  volume={216 4549},
  pages={
          1001-3
        }
}
  • J. Maclaughlin, R. Anderson, M. Holick
  • Published 1982
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
  • The photosynthesis of previtamin D3 from 7-dehydrocholesterol in human skin was determined after exposure to narrow-band radiation or simulated solar radiation. The optimum wavelengths for the production of previtamin D3 were determined to be between 295 and 300 nanometers. When human skin was exposed to 295-nanometer radiation, up to 65 percent of the original 7-dehydrocholesterol content was converted to previtamin D3. In comparison, when adjacent skin was exposed to simulated solar radiation… CONTINUE READING

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