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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131139/capsaicin-used-on-skin-influences-ion-transport-pathways-an-in-vitro-study
#1
Iga Hołyńska-Iwan, Inga Dziembowska, Paulina Smyk, Magdalena Lampka, Dorota Olszewska-Słonina
Acute, adverse skin effects to capsaicin can be activated by inhibition of sodium transport not only in nociceptive neurons, but also in keratinocytes. The aim of the current study was to describe and compare immediate (15 s) and prolonged (30 min) effects of capsaicin on epidermal (not neural) sodium transport using a rabbit skin model. Skin fragments (n = 169) were incubated in 4 conditions: undisturbed ion transport (U; n = 48); inhibited sodium transport (INa; n = 34) with amiloride used as sodium transport blocker; long-term irritation by capsaicin with undisturbed ion transport (CAPSA-U; n = 43) and with inhibited sodium transport (CAPSA-INa; n = 35)...
November 8, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131127/pleiotropic-effects-of-white-willow-bark-and-1-2-decanediol-on-human-adult-keratinocytes
#2
Eleonora Bassino, Franco Gasparri, Luca Munaron
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a common skin defect, usually occurring during adolescence, but often it can persist in adults leaving permanent face scarring. Acne is usually treated with topical drugs, oral antibiotics, retinoids, and hormonal therapies, but medicinal plants are increasingly employed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective role of white willow bark (WWB) and 1,2-decanediol (DD) on the damage caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on human adult keratinocytes (HaCaT)...
November 8, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131088/development-and-evaluation-of-lipid-nanoparticles-containing-natural-botanical-oil-for-sun-protection-characterization-and-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-human-skin-permeation-and-toxicity
#3
Newton Andréo-Filho, Antonio Vinicius Kosiski Bim, Telma Mary Kaneko, Nidia Ayumi Kitice, Isha N Haridass, Eman Abd, Patricia Santos Lopes, Sachin S Thakur, Harendra S Parekh, Michael S Roberts, Jeffrey E Grice, Heather A E Benson, Vânia Rodrigues Leite-Silva
The use of sunscreen products is widely promoted by schools, government agencies, and health-related organizations to minimize sunburn and skin damage. In this study, we developed stable solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) containing the chemical UV filter octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC). In parallel, we produced similar stable SLNs in which 20% of the OMC content was replaced by the botanical urucum oil. When these SLNs were applied to the skin of human volunteers, no changes in fluorescence lifetimes or redox ratios of the endogenous skin fluorophores were seen, suggesting that the formulations did not induce toxic responses in the skin...
November 4, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131099/the-prevalence-of-periodontitis-is-increased-in-psoriasis-and-linked-to-its-inverse-subtype
#4
Clemens Painsi, Alexander Hirtenfelder, Bernhard Lange-Asschenfeldt, Franz Quehenberger, Peter Wolf
Periodontitis and psoriasis are suggested to be co-occurring, chronic inflammatory conditions with overlapping characteristics. However, respective evidence is rare and data on risk factors of periodontitis in psoriasis patients are minimal. The aim of this study was to expand the evidence of psoriasis-associated periodontitis and establish a potential risk profile for periodontitis. In total, data from 209 exacerbated psoriasis patients were retrospectively analyzed on recordings of periodontitis and compared with those of 91 patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)...
November 2, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069654/expression-profiles-of-long-noncoding-rna-in-uva-induced-human-skin-fibroblasts
#5
Yue Zheng, Qingfang Xu, Yating Peng, Zijian Gong, Haiyan Chen, Wei Lai, Howard I Maibach
BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) are differentially expressed across stages of differentiation and development, but the role of lncRNA in human skin photoaging mechanisms remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine lncRNA expression changes in human dermal fibroblasts (HDF) induced by repeated UVA irradiation and to explore correlations between lncRNA and skin photoaging prognosis. METHODS: In the UVA-HDF group, HDF were subjected to repeated UVA irradiation (10 J/cm2 UVA twice daily for 7 days); in the control group, HDF received no irradiation...
October 26, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055953/an-open-label-randomized-multicenter-study-assessing-the-noninferiority-of-a-caffeine-based-topical-liquid-0-2-versus-minoxidil-5-solution-in-male-androgenetic-alopecia
#6
Rachita Dhurat, Jill Chitallia, Theodor W May, Ammani M Jayaraaman, Jithendriya Madhukara, Subbu Anandan, Pradyumna Vaidya, Adolf Klenk
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia is a condition with a high prevalence worldwide and affects both males and females. Currently, only 2 approved treatments exist: finasteride (males only) and minoxidil 2 or 5% solution (males and females). METHODS: We conducted a randomized, open-label, multicenter noninferiority study to determine whether a caffeine-based 0.2% topical liquid would be no less effective than minoxidil 5% solution in males (n = 210) with androgenetic alopecia...
October 21, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050008/response-of-the-endothelium-to-the-epicutaneous-application-of-leukotriene-b4
#7
Sabina C A Hanssen, Anke G M Hendriks, Romy M C Keijsers, Piet E J van Erp, Carine J M van der Vleuten, Marieke M B Seyger, Peter C M van de Kerkhof
BACKGROUND: Vascular changes, both endothelial and functional, are crucial events in inflammatory responses. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the dynamics of endothelial cell (EC) and functional changes during acute inflammation in an in vivo model of the skin using leukotriene B4. METHODS: EC proliferation, vascular network size, vessel diameter (VD), and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α were studied by immunohistochemical CD31/Ki67 double staining and single staining of HIF-1α...
October 20, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972952/impact-of-a-ph-5-oil-in-water-emulsion-on-skin-surface-ph
#8
Theresa Fürtjes, Katharina T Weiss, Alexander Filbry, Frank Rippke, Stephan Schreml
BACKGROUND: Human skin surface has a physiologically acidic pH (pHss). In cases of increased pHss, the acidity of the skin can be restored by topical formulations. We tested a pH 5 oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion for pHss regeneration and stabilization. METHODS: We performed 2 experiments with 10 female study subjects in each. In both experiments, 2D imaging with luminescent sensor foils was used to determine pHss. Alkalization was reached by washing the volar forearm with a soap bar and warm running tap water for 20 min...
October 4, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972949/determination-of-the-influence-of-the-antiphlogistic-ingredients-panthenol-and-bisabolol-on-the-spf-value-in-vivo
#9
Milena Werner, Marianne Herling, Birgit Garbe, Carmen Theek, Hagen Tronnier, Ulrike Heinrich, Nicole Braun
BACKGROUND: Today, the sun protection factor (SPF) value of sunscreen products is determined in vivo with a standardized protocol (EN ISO 24444:2010), and the measured SPF biological end point is the visible skin erythema. However, many of the sunscreen products currently available on the market have antiphlogistic ingredients, which may potentially result in an overestimated SPF of the sunscreen. AIMS: To investigate the potential influence of the antiphlogistic ingredients panthenol and bisabolol in sunscreens on the determined SPF value in vivo...
October 4, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881348/accelerating-topical-anaesthesia-using-microneedles
#10
Lleucu B Davies, Christopher Gateley, Phillip Holland, Siôn A Coulman, James C Birchall
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Topical anaesthetics reduce pain during venous access procedures in children. However, clinical use is hindered by a significant anaesthetic onset time. Restricted diffusion of the topical anaesthetic through the stratum corneum barrier is the principal reason for the delayed onset. Microneedles can painlessly pierce the skin. This study evaluated microneedle pre-treatment of ex vivo human skin as a means to increase the rate of tetracaine permeation, in order to accelerate the onset of anaesthesia...
September 8, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873377/sea-buckthorn-hippopha%C3%A3-rhamnoides-l-oil-improves-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-via-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-stat1-activation
#11
Dian-Dong Hou, Zheng-Hong Di, Rui-Qun Qi, He-Xiao Wang, Song Zheng, Yu-Xiao Hong, Hao Guo, Hong-Duo Chen, Xing-Hua Gao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the topical effects of sea buckthorn (SBT) oil on atopic dermatitis (AD)-like lesions in a mouse model generated by repeated topical administration of DNCB in BALB/c mice. METHODS: DNCB was applied repeatedly on the dorsal skin of mice to induce AD-like lesions. Following AD induction, SBT oil was applied daily on the dorsal skin for 4 weeks. The severity of skin lesions was examined macroscopically and histologically...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803240/impact-of-body-site-age-and-gender-on-the-collagen-elastin-index-by-noninvasive-in-vivo-vertical-two-photon-microscopy
#12
Carolin Czekalla, Karl-Heinz Schönborn, Nadine Döge, Sora Jung, Maxim E Darvin, Jürgen Lademann, Martina C Meinke
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Extrinsic and intrinsic skin aging is subject to constant remodeling and degradation processes, primarily in components of the extracellular matrix. While collagen fibers thin out during the aging process, the amorphous elastin fibers accumulate. These are essential formative components of the dermis. So far, these processes have been detected in vertical histological sections of invasive biopsies and recently in noninvasive horizontal scans. METHODS: In this pilot study, a modified noninvasive 2-photon microscope was applied to measure the collagen/elastin index of skin in vivo...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746940/comparison-of-the-skin-penetration-of-3-metabolically-stable-chemicals-using-fresh-and-frozen-human-skin
#13
Carine Jacques-Jamin, Hélène Duplan, Helga Rothe, Ophelie Vaillant, Joan Eilstein, Sebastien Grégoire, Richard Cubberley, Daniela Lange, Corie Ellison, Martina Klaric, Nicola Hewitt, Andreas Schepky
BACKGROUND: The Cosmetics Europe ADME Task Force is developing in vitro and in silico tools for predicting skin and systemic concentrations after topical application of cosmetic ingredients. There are conflicting reports as to whether the freezing process affects the penetration of chemicals; therefore, we evaluated whether the storage of human skin used in our studies (8-12 weeks at -20°C) affected the penetration of model chemicals. METHODS: Finite doses of trans-cinnamic acid (TCA), benzoic acid (BA), and 6-methylcoumarin (6MC) (non-volatile, non-protein reactive and metabolically stable in skin) were applied to fresh and thawed frozen skin from the same donors...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746926/histamine-iontophoresis-as-in-vivo-model-to-study-human-skin-inflammation-with-minimal-barrier-impairment-pilot-study-results-of-application-of-the-model-to-a-sensitive-skin-panel
#14
Denise Falcone, Natallia Uzunbajakava, Renée Richters, Peter C M van de Kerkhof, Piet E J van Erp
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Histamine iontophoresis is known to elicit itch and a wheal-and-flare reaction; however, its impact on the skin barrier and underlying compartments has not been thoroughly evaluated yet. The primary objective of this study was to characterize that using immunohistochemistry, biophysical measurements, and image analysis, and secondly, to explore whether skin reactions to this model differ in sensitive skin (SS). METHODS: Eighteen healthy subjects, n = 9 with SS and n = 9 with non-sensitive skin (NSS), were included based on a perception-based questionnaire...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723689/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-green-tea-beverages-on-the-in-vivo-radical-scavenging-activity-in-human-skin
#15
Inna Megow, Maxim E Darvin, Martina C Meinke, Jürgen Lademann
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of various skin diseases. Thus, the antioxidant network of the skin relies on the uptake of exogenous antioxidants to ensure cell protection against radical formation. Green tea is one of the main sources of polyphenolic antioxidant compounds, but only few data are available on its cutaneous antioxidant effects. METHODS: The radical scavenging properties of Benifuuki and Yabukita green tea were investigated in the human skin...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704830/sirtuins-in-skin-and-skin-cancers
#16
Liz Mariely Garcia-Peterson, Melissa Jean Wilking-Busch, Mary Ann Ndiaye, Christine Gaby Azer Philippe, Vijayasaradhi Setaluri, Nihal Ahmad
The sirtuins are a family of proteins that comprise class III of the histone deacetylases. These NAD+-dependent proteins have been found to be intricately involved in a variety of important and skin-relevant cellular functions and processes, including aging, UV damage response, oxidative stress, and wound repair. In addition, recent research is unraveling the role of sirtuins in a variety of skin diseases, including melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. In this review, we provide a discussion on the potential roles and implications of different sirtuins in skin-specific cellular processes, which may have relevance to skin health and skin diseases...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697505/the-importance-of-11%C3%AE-oh-15-oxo-and-16-en-moieties-of-11%C3%AE-hydroxy-15-oxo-kaur-16-en-19-oic-acid-in-its-inhibitory-activity-on-melanogenesis
#17
Azusa Kuroi, Koji Sugimura, Ayako Kumagai, Arihiro Kohara, Yasuo Nagaoka, Hidehisa Kawahara, Minori Yamahara, Nobuo Kawahara, Hiroshi Takemori, Hiroyuki Fuchino
Cosmetic industries have an interest in exploring and developing materials that have the potential to regulate melanin synthesis in human skin. Although melanin protects the skin from ultraviolet irradiation, excess melanin can be undesirable, particularly on the face where spots or freckles are associated with an appearance of aging. In this study, we found that ent-11α-hydroxy-15-oxo-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid (11α-OH KA) in Pteris dispar Kunze strongly inhibited melanin synthesis by suppressing tyrosinase gene expression...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689207/design-of-finasteride-loaded-nanoparticles-for-potential-treatment-of-alopecia
#18
Luís V Roque, Inês S Dias, Nuno Cruz, Ana Rebelo, Amílcar Roberto, Patrícia Rijo, Catarina P Reis
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Androgenetic alopecia is an extremely common dermatological disorder affecting both men and women. Oral finasteride (FNS), a synthetic 4-aza-3-oxosteroid compound with poor aqueous solubility, blocks the peripheral conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in a significant reduction in DHT concentration, achieving satisfactory results in alopecia treatment. However, its oral intake generally causes severe side effects. Considering that there is currently no scientifically proven treatment, new drug delivery systems able to improve alopecia therapy are urgently required...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662511/antimelanogenic-efficacy-of-melasolv-3-4-5-trimethoxycinnamate-thymol-ester-in-melanocytes-and-three-dimensional-human-skin-equivalent
#19
John Hwan Lee, Eun-Soo Lee, Il-Hong Bae, Jeong-Ah Hwang, Se-Hwa Kim, Dae-Yong Kim, Nok-Hyun Park, Ho Sik Rho, Yong Jin Kim, Seong-Geun Oh, Chang Seok Lee
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Excessive melanogenesis often causes unaesthetic hyperpigmentation. In a previous report, our group introduced a newly synthesized depigmentary agent, Melasolv™ (3,4,5-trimethoxycinnamate thymol ester). In this study, we demonstrated the significant whitening efficacy of Melasolv using various melanocytes and human skin equivalents as in vitro experimental systems. METHODS: The depigmentary effect of Melasolv was tested in melan-a cells (immortalized normal murine melanocytes), α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-stimulated B16 murine melanoma cells, primary normal human melanocytes (NHMs), and human skin equivalent (MelanoDerm)...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651246/development-of-a-perfusion-platform-for-dynamic-cultivation-of-in-vitro-skin-models
#20
Kay Strüver, Wolfgang Friess, Sarah Hedtrich
Reconstructed skin models are suitable test systems for toxicity testing and for basic investigations on (patho-)physiological aspects of human skin. Reconstructed human skin, however, has clear limitations such as the lack of immune cells and a significantly weaker skin barrier function compared to native human skin. Potential reasons for the latter might be the lack of mechanical forces during skin model cultivation which is performed classically in static well-plate setups. Mechanical forces and shear stress have a major impact on tissue formation and, hence, tissue engineering...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
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