Urocanic Acid

Known as: Acid, Urocanic, 2-Propenoic acid, 3-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)-, Glyoxalinylacrylic Acid 
4-Imidazoleacrylic acid.
National Institutes of Health

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2011
2011
Located in the stratum corneum, urocanic acid is a major epidermal chromophore for UVR. This simple molecule has attracted a… (More)
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
Exposure to UV radiation induces skin cancer and suppresses the immune response. To induce immune suppression, the… (More)
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2006
2006
In this report, we demonstrate a possible molecular mechanism by which a hydrophilic extract of the leaves of the fern Polypodium… (More)
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2003
2003
Nonviral delivery systems for gene therapy have been increasingly proposed as safer alternatives to viral vectors. Chitosan is… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
Confocal Raman spectroscopy is introduced as a noninvasive in vivo optical method to measure molecular concentration profiles in… (More)
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1992
Review
1992
Irradiation with UV-B, a component of natural sunlight, initiates systemic immunosuppression of delayed-type hypersensitivity… (More)
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1989
Review
1989
Urocanic acid, a molecule found at high concentration in the stratum corneum, acts as a photoreceptor for UV-light, isomerizing… (More)
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1989
1989
Epidermal urocanic acid has been postulated to be the mediator of the specific state of immunosuppression induced by UV… (More)
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1986
1986
Ultraviolet radiation is known to induce a transient defect in epidermal antigen presentation which leads to the generation of… (More)
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1982
Highly Cited
1982
The pool of free amino acids, urocanic acid and pyrrolidone carboxylic acid in mammalian stratum corneum has been shown to be… (More)
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