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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446095/orobanche-cernua-loefling-attenuates-ultraviolet-b-mediated-photoaging-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Wei Gao, Yu-Shuai Wang, Zheng-Yi Qu, Eunson Hwang, Hien T T Ngo, Ying-Ping Wang, Jahyun Bae, Tae-Hoo Yi
UV radiation is the primary cause of skin photoaging, which results in an increase in matrix metalloproteinases and degradation of collagen. Developing new natural antioxidant as photoprotective agents have become a popular area of research. Orobanche cernua Loefling is a parasitic plant that is rich in phenylethanoid glycosides (PhGs). This study investigated the photoprotective effects of the ethanolic extract of Orobanche cernua Loefling (OC) and its principal component acteoside on UVB-induced photoaging as well as their underlying molecular mechanisms in normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs)...
February 15, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441672/role-of-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-as-photoprotective-agents-in-cosmetics
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REVIEW
Jobin Jose, Gladyston Netto
BACKGROUND: Novel drug delivery systems have gained popularity since last two decades because of its advantages over conventional dosage forms. Effect of UV radiation on skin can cause either acute or chronic damage to our skin. Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) were developed as novel carrier over the conventional carrier systems like liposomes and emulsions. The SLNs were selected as a carrier for the formulation because of its ability to protect the labile drug particles, the ability to make the drug release in a controlled manner, and occlusive property of the SLNs...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368845/cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-clinico-pathologic-correlation
#3
Raffaele Filotico, Valentina Mastrandrea
Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) is a chronic-relapsing disease. It is defined as a LE localized to the skin without any significant systemic symptoms. Its annual incidence is of 4 cases per 100,000 persons with a prevalence of 73 cases per 100,000 persons. The etiology is unknown but it is considered as a prototype of autoimmune disease in which genetic factors (HLA), environmental factors (photo exposure and cigarette smoking) and pharmacological agents play an important role. The most accepted classification includes three clinical variants: acute (ACLE), subacute (SCLE) and chronic (CCLE)...
January 24, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318654/modification-of-the-fitzpatrick-system-of-skin-phototype-classification-for-the-indian-population-and-its-correlation-with-narrowband-diffuse-reflectance-spectrophotometry
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V K Sharma, V Gupta, B L Jangid, M Pathak
BACKGROUND: The Fitzpatrick classification for skin phototyping is widely used, but its usefulness in dark-skinned populations has been questioned by some researchers. Recently, skin colour measurement has been proposed for phototyping skin colour objectively. AIMS: To modify the Fitzpatrick system of skin phototyping for the Indian population and to study its correlation with skin colour using narrowband diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry METHODS: Answer choices for three items (eye colour, hair colour, colour of unexposed skin) out of 10 in the original Fitzpatrick questionnaire were modified, followed by self-administration of the original and the modified Fitzpatrick questionnaire by 70 healthy Indian volunteers...
January 10, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318223/investigating-isomer-specific-photoprotection-in-a-model-plant-sunscreen
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M D Horbury, A L Flourat, S E Greenough, F Allais, V G Stavros
Sinapate esters are used throughout the plant kingdom, for example in photoprotection from ultraviolet radiation. Sinapate esters are naturally produced in their E-isomeric form; however, upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation, photoisomerization drives Z-isomer formation. To elucidate the photoprotection capacity of E vs. Z forms of sinapate esters, we explore the photochemistry of the model system, Z-ethyl sinapate. Following a novel Z-ethyl sinapate synthesis, we demonstrate that photoprotection is isomer independent...
January 10, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303960/lhcsr-expression-under-hsp70-rbcs2-promoter-as-a-strategy-to-increase-productivity-in-microalgae
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Federico Perozeni, Giulio Rocco Stella, Matteo Ballottari
Microalgae are unicellular photosynthetic organisms considered as potential alternative sources for biomass, biofuels or high value products. However, limited biomass productivity is commonly experienced in their cultivating system despite their high potential. One of the reasons for this limitation is the high thermal dissipation of the light absorbed by the outer layers of the cultures exposed to high light caused by the activation of a photoprotective mechanism called non-photochemical quenching (NPQ). In the model organism for green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, NPQ is triggered by pigment binding proteins called light-harvesting-complexes-stress-related (LHCSRs), which are over-accumulated in high light...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300935/genetic-basis-of-photosynthetic-responses-to-cold-in-two-locally-adapted-populations-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Christopher G Oakley, Linda Savage, Samuel Lotz, G Rudd Larson, Michael F Thomashow, David M Kramer, Douglas W Schemske
Local adaptation is common, but the traits and genes involved are often unknown. Physiological responses to cold probably contribute to local adaptation in wide-ranging species, but the genetic basis underlying natural variation in these traits has rarely been studied. Using a recombinant inbred (495 lines) mapping population from locally adapted populations of Arabidopsis thaliana from Sweden and Italy, we grew plants at low temperature and mapped quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for traits related to photosynthesis: maximal quantum efficiency (Fv/Fm), rapidly reversible photoprotection (NPQfast), and photoinhibition of PSII (NPQslow) using high-throughput, whole-plant measures of chlorophyll fluorescence...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258247/targeting-nrf2-for-improved-skin-barrier-function-and-photoprotection-focus-on-the-achiote-derived-apocarotenoid-bixin
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REVIEW
Montserrat Rojo de la Vega, Andrea Krajisnik, Donna D Zhang, Georg T Wondrak
The transcription factor NRF2 (nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2) orchestrates major cellular defense mechanisms including phase-II detoxification, inflammatory signaling, DNA repair, and antioxidant response. Recent studies strongly suggest a protective role of NRF2-mediated gene expression in the suppression of cutaneous photodamage induced by solar UV (ultraviolet) radiation. The apocarotenoid bixin, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved natural food colorant (referred to as 'annatto') originates from the seeds of the achiote tree native to tropical America, consumed by humans since ancient times...
December 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240311/systemic-changes-in-photosynthesis-and-ros-homeostasis-in-shoots-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-infected-with-beet-cyst-nematode-heterodera-schachtii
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Mateusz Labudda, Elżbieta Różańska, Weronika Czarnocka, Mirosław Sobczak, Jolanta Maria Dzik
Photosynthetic efficiency and redox homeostasis are important for plant physiological processes during regular development as well as defence responses. The second-stage juveniles of the Heterodera schachtii, induce syncytial feeding sites in host roots. To ascertain whether development of the syncytia alters photosynthesis and metabolism of ROS, chlorophyll a fluorescence measurements and antioxidant responses were studied in Arabidopsis thaliana shoots at the day of inoculation and at 3, 7 and 15 days post-inoculation (dpi)...
December 14, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154200/uvr-and-par-absorbing-compounds-of-marine-brown-macroalgae-along-a-latitudinal-gradient-of-the-brazilian-coast
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Caroline Schmitz, Fernanda Ramlov, Leidson Allan Ferreira de Lucena, Virgilio Uarrota, Manuela Bernardes Batista, Marina Nasri Sissini, Iara Oliveira, Bruno Briani, Cintia D L Martins, José Marcos de Castro Nunes, Leonardo Rörig, Paulo Antunes Horta, Félix L Figueroa, Nathalie Korbee, Marcelo Maraschin, José Bonomi-Barufi
Absorption spectra are indicative of biological sample chemical composition and can be used as a basis for the construction of descriptive and predictive models for biotechnological screening or assays. In marine algae, chemical composition can vary due to species-specific differences in biochemistry, as well as intra-specific responses to unique environmental variables. Different indices (UVCi, UVB+Ai and PARi) were proposed and calculated to evaluate how photoprotective compounds vary in 18 species of Phaeophyceae...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124692/ultraviolet-radiations-skin-defense-damage-mechanism
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Dheeraj Mohania, Shikha Chandel, Parveen Kumar, Vivek Verma, Kumar Digvijay, Deepika Tripathi, Khushboo Choudhury, Sandeep Kumar Mitten, Dilip Shah
UV-radiations are the invisible part of light spectra having a wavelength between visible rays and X-rays. Based on wavelength, UV rays are subdivided into UV-A (320-400 nm), UV-B (280-320 nm) and UV-C (200-280 nm). Ultraviolet rays can have both harmful and beneficial effects. UV-C has the property of ionization thus acting as a strong mutagen, which can cause immune-mediated disease and cancer in adverse cases. Numbers of genetic factors have been identified in human involved in inducing skin cancer from UV-radiations...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119916/cytoprotective-polyphenols-against-chronological-skin-aging-and-cutaneous-photodamage
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Sergio Davinelli, Juan Carlos Bertoglio, Ascanio Polimeni, Giovanni Scapagnini
BACKGROUND: Skin aging is a complex biological process influenced by a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, leading to cumulative alterations of skin structure, function and appearance. Polyphenols, which are secondary plant metabolites, represent one of the largest classes of compounds used in dermatology and nutricosmetics to combat skin aging. The main objective is to provide an overview of the existing literature linking skin aging and the ability of polyphenols as regulatory elements able to maintain skin homeostasis...
November 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090371/cutaneous-manifestations-of-dermatomyositis-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Carlo Mainetti, Benedetta Terziroli Beretta-Piccoli, Carlo Selmi
Dermatomyositis (DM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy characterized by the presence of skin lesions and inflammation of skeletal muscles; however, this feature may be absent in amyopathic DM. DM is a rare disease, occurring at any age, and has two peaks of incidence: one in childhood between 5 and 15 years of age and one in adulthood between 40 and 60 years, with a female preponderance. DM has been associated with malignancy; therefore, every newly diagnosed patient should undergo screening investigations, but evidence-based guidelines on their extension are lacking...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069944/photosensitive-drugs-a-review-on-their-photoprotection-by-liposomes-and-cyclodextrins
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Giuseppina Ioele, Michele De Luca, Antonio Garofalo, Gaetano Ragno
Nowadays, an exciting challenge in the drug chemistry and technology research is represented by the development of methods aimed to protect molecular integrity and therapeutic activity of drugs from effects of light. The photostability characterization is ruled by ICH (The International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use), which releases details throughout basic protocols of stability tests to be performed on new medicinal products for human use. The definition of suitable photoprotective systems is fundamental for pharmaceutical manufacturing and for human healthy as well, since light exposure may affect either drugs or drug formulations giving rise even to allergenic or mutagenic by-products...
December 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053262/carotenoid-singlet-fission-reactions-in-bacterial-light-harvesting-complexes-as-revealed-by-triplet-excitation-profiles
#15
Jie Yu, Li-Min Fu, Long-Jiang Yu, Ying Shi, Peng Wang, Zheng-Yu Wang-Otomo, Jian-Ping Zhang
Carotenoids (Cars) in bacterial photosynthesis are known as accessory light harvesters and photoprotectors. Recently, the singlet fission (SF) reaction initiated by Car photoabsorption has been recognized to be an effective excitation deactivation channel disfavoring the light harvesting function. Since the SF reaction and the triplet sensitization reaction underlying photoprotection both yield triplet excited state Cars ((3)Car*), their contribution to the overall (3)Car* photoproduction are difficult to disentangle...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032637/electron-proton-transfer-mechanism-of-excited-state-hydrogen-transfer-in-phenol-nh3-n-n-3-and-5
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Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Ryuhei Ohara, Claude Dedonder, Christophe Jouvet, Masaaki Fujii
Excited-state hydrogen transfer (ESHT) is responsible for various photochemical processes of aromatics, including photoprotection of nuclear basis. Its mechanism is explained by internal conversion from the aromatic ππ* to πσ* states via conical intersection. This means that the electron is transferred to a diffuse Rydberg-like σ* orbital apart from proton migration. This picture means the electron and the proton do not move together and the dynamics are different in principle. Here, we have applied picosecond time-resolved near-infrared (NIR) and infrared (IR) spectroscopies to the phenol-(NH3)5 cluster, the benchmark system of ESHT, and monitored the electron transfer and proton motion independently...
October 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994020/vitamin-d-and-the-skin-an-update-for-dermatologists
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REVIEW
Elio Kechichian, Khaled Ezzedine
Vitamin D plays a key role in skeletal and cardiovascular disorders, cancers, central nervous system diseases, reproductive diseases, infections, and autoimmune and dermatological disorders. The two main sources of vitamin D are sun exposure and oral intake, including vitamin D supplementation and dietary intake. Multiple factors are linked to vitamin D status, such as Fitzpatrick skin type, sex, body mass index, physical activity, alcohol intake, and vitamin D receptor polymorphisms. Patients with photosensitive disorders tend to avoid sun exposure, and this practice, along with photoprotection, can put this category of patients at risk for vitamin D deficiency...
October 9, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894198/functional-modulation-of-lhcsr1-protein-from-physcomitrella-patens-by-zeaxanthin-binding-and-low-ph
#18
Alberta Pinnola, Matteo Ballottari, Ilaria Bargigia, Marcelo Alcocer, Cosimo D'Andrea, Giulio Cerullo, Roberto Bassi
Light harvesting for oxygenic photosynthesis is regulated to prevent the formation of harmful photoproducts by activation of photoprotective mechanisms safely dissipating the energy absorbed in excess. Lumen acidification is the trigger for the formation of quenching states in pigment binding complexes. With the aim to uncover the photoprotective functional states responsible for excess energy dissipation in green algae and mosses, we compared the fluorescence dynamic properties of the light-harvesting complex stress-related (LHCSR1) protein, which is essential for fast and reversible regulation of light use efficiency in lower plants, as compared to the major LHCII antenna protein, which mainly fulfills light harvesting function...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793281/photosynthetic-limitation-and-mechanisms-of-photoprotection-under-drought-and-recovery-of-calotropis-procera-an-evergreen-c3-from-arid-regions
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Rebeca Rivas, Gabriella Frosi, Diego G Ramos, Silvia Pereira, Ana M Benko-Iseppon, Mauro G Santos
Calotropis procera is a C3 plant native from arid environmental zones. It is an evergreen, shrubby, non-woody plant with intense photosynthetic metabolism during the dry season. We measured photosynthetic parameters and leaf biochemical traits, such as gas exchange, photochemical parameters, A/Ci analysis, organic solutes, and antioxidant enzymes under controlled conditions in potted plants during drought stress, and following recovery conditions to obtain a better insight in the drought stress responses of C...
July 31, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790428/an-unusual-role-for-the-phytyl-chains-in-the-photoprotection-of-the-chlorophylls-bound-to-water-soluble-chlorophyll-binding-proteins
#20
Alessandro Agostini, Daniel M Palm, Franz-Josef Schmitt, Marco Albertini, Marilena Di Valentin, Harald Paulsen, Donatella Carbonera
Water-Soluble Chlorophyll Proteins (WSCPs) from Brassicaceae are non-photosynthetic proteins which tetramerize upon binding four chlorophyll (Chl) molecules. The bound Chls are highly photostable, despite the lack of bound carotenoids known, in Chl-containing photosynthetic proteins, to act as singlet oxygen and Chl triplet ((3)Chl) quenchers. Although the physiological function of WSCPs is still unclear, it is likely to be related to their biochemical stability and their resistance to photodegradation. To get insight into the origin of this photostability, the properties of the (3)Chl generated in WSCPs upon illumination were investigated...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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