Ultraviolet light induced alteration to the skin.

@article{Svobodov2006UltravioletLI,
  title={Ultraviolet light induced alteration to the skin.},
  author={Alena Rajnochov{\'a} Svobodov{\'a} and Daniela Walterov{\'a} and Jitka Vost{\'a}lov{\'a}},
  journal={Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacky, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia},
  year={2006},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={
          25-38
        }
}
Solar light is the primary source of UV radiation for all living systems. UV photons can mediate damage through two different mechanisms, either by direct absorption of UV via cellular chromophores, resulting in excited states formation and subsequent chemical reaction, or by phosensitization mechanisms, where the UV light is absorbed by endogenous (or exogenous) sensitizers that are excited and their further reactions lead to formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). These highly reactive… CONTINUE READING
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