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Cheong-Yong Yun, Seon Mi Ko, Yong Pyo Choi, Beom Joon Kim, Jungno Lee, Jae Mun Kim, Ju Yeon Kim, Jin Yong Song, Song-Hee Kim, Bang Yeon Hwang, Jin Tae Hong, Sang-Bae Han, Youngsoo Kim
Rationale: cAMP up-regulates microphthalmia-associated transcription factor subtype M (MITF-M) and tyrosinase (Tyro) in the generation of heavily pigmented melanosomes. Here, we communicate a therapeutic mechanism of hyperpigmented disorder by α-viniferin, an active constituent of Caragana sinica . Methods: We used cAMP-elevated melanocyte cultures or facial hyperpigmented patches for pigmentation assays, and applied immunoprecipitation, immunobloting, RT-PCR or reporter gene for elucidation of the antimelanogenic mechanism...
2018: Theranostics
Hai-Chun Ni, Jie-Cong Wang, Jia-Ming Sun, Neng-Qiang Guo
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of nasal tip defects presents a significant challenge for plastic surgeons. The form, function, and aesthetic appeal of all nasal subunits must be addressed. The expanded paramedian forehead flap is a good choice for nasal reconstruction, providing similar texture, structure, and skin color, and high reliability. This article discusses the authors' modification of the expanded paramedian forehead flap in reconstructing defects on or around the nasal tip. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with nasal defects located on or around the nasal tip were treated in our institution...
March 16, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Jasmine C Hollinger, Kunal Angra, Rebat M Halder
BACKGROUND: Hyperpigmentation disorders are commonly encountered in dermatology clinics. Botanical and natural ingredients have gained popularity as alternative depigmenting products. OBJECTIVE: We sought to review clinical studies evaluating the use of different natural products in treating hyperpigmentation so clinicians are better equipped to educate their patients. Specific ingredients reviewed include azelaic acid, aloesin, mulberry, licorice extracts, lignin peroxidase, kojic acid, niacinamide, ellagic acid, arbutin, green tea, turmeric, soy, and ascorbic acid...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Muthu Sendhil Kumaran, Muhammed Razmi T, Keshavamurthy Vinay, Davinder Parsad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Firas Al Qarqaz, Ali Al-Yousef
BACKGROUND: Acne is very common skin condition. Most patients with acne will have a degree of scarring as a result of their acne. In patients with darker skin color the scarring can be further complicated by hyperpigmentation. Several treatment options can be used to improve acne scarring, however the problem of post acne hyperpigmentation is not often addressed. This study especially focus on the treatment of pigmented post acne scarring using skin microneedling. AIMS: The primary objective is to assess the improvement of pigmentation of acne scarring in patients with dark skin using microneedling...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Qiuju Wu, Ping Tu, Guoyu Zhou, Huilan Yang, Zhanchao Zhou, Yi Zhao, Qingshan Zheng, Ying Gu, Jining Tao, Xuejun Zhu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Previous studies have shown that hemoporfin-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) was a treatment for port-wine stain (PWS). Our current study aimed to identify optimal hemoporfin dose. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, double-blind, randomized clinical trial was conducted. Patients were assigned into low or high dose hemoporfin (2.5 mg/kg and 5 mg/kg intravenously, respectively), or control (placebo) group, at a rate of 2: 2: 1. Treatment efficacy was evaluated at week 8...
March 13, 2018: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
Mary Mina, Lamia Elgarhy, Hanan Al-Saeid, Zeinab Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Several treatment modalities had been used for the treatment of vitiligo, but the optimal treatment has not yet been identified. OBJECTIVES: To study the efficacy of microneedling with 5-flurouracil vs its efficacy with tacrolimus in the treatment of vitiligo. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients with vitiligo were subjected to microneedling of 2 patches of vitiligo with dermapen, then application of 5-fluorouracil to 1 patch and tacrolimus on the other patch...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Dilip Meena, Payal Chauhan, Neirita Hazarika, Naveen Kumar Kansal
H syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome characterised by constellation of clinical features and systemic manifestations including cutaneous hyperpigmentation, hypertrichosis, hepatosplenomegaly, hearing loss, heart anomalies, hypogonadism, hyperglycaemia, low height, and hallux valgus. We report a case of this syndrome with typical clinical findings. We report this case citing the rarity of this uncommon entity.
January 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Suh-Yeon Choi, Bum-Ho Bin, Wanil Kim, Eunkyung Lee, Tae Ryong Lee, Eun-Gyung Cho
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a well-known factor in skin aging and pigmentation, and daily exposure to subcytotoxic doses of UVR might accelerate senescence and senescence-associated phenomena in human melanocytes. OBJECTIVE: To establish an in vitro melanocyte model to mimic the conditions of repeated exposure to subcytotoxic doses of UVB irradiation and to investigate key factor(s) for melanocyte senescence and senescence-associated phenomena. METHODS: Human epidermal melanocytes were exposed twice with 20 mJ/cm2 UVB over a 24-h interval and subsequently cultivated for 2 weeks...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
Misun Kim, Takako Shibata, Soohyun Kwon, Tae Jun Park, Hee Young Kang
Ultraviolet (UV)-associated hyperpigmented skins are characterized with increased vasculature underlying pigmentation, suggestive of the possible biological role of endothelial cells in the regulation of skin pigmentation during UV irradiation. In this study, we showed that UV-irradiated endothelial cells significantly increased the pigmentation of melanocytes through epithelial-mesenchymal crosstalk. The stimulatory effect of endothelial cells was further demonstrated using ex vivo human skin. RNA sequence analysis and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay showed that endothelial cells secrete more stem cell factor (SCF) upon UV irradiation than non-irradiated cells...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kundan Mishra, Aditya Jandial, Gaurav Prakash
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
Shalini Vemula, Mayra B C Maymone, Eric A Secemsky, Raphael Widjajahakim, Nicole M Patzelt, Dana Saade, Neelam A Vashi
BACKGROUND: Chemical peels have shown efficacy in the treatment of acne, photoaging, and pigmentary dyschromias; however, studies evaluating side effects, particularly in patients with skin of color, are limited. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the frequency of side effects and complications associated with superficial chemical peels in patients with skin types III-VI. METHODS: A 5-year single center retrospective analysis was performed...
March 5, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Michael Lichtenberg, Rick de Graaf, Christian Erbel
Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) is the most common complication after iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis. It reduces quality of life and increases deep vein thrombosis (DVT)-related costs. The clinical symptoms and severity of PTS may vary; the most common symptoms include edema, pain (venous claudication), hyperpigmentation, lipodermatosclerosis, and ulceration. PTS is based on the principle of outflow obstruction, which may be caused by venous hypertension and may lead to valvular damage and venous reflux or insufficiency...
March 8, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
Seung Hwan Hwang, Zhiqiang Wang, Hong-Won Suh, Soon Sung Lim
This study aimed to better understand the functional properties of ribose and 20 amino acid Maillard reaction products (MRPs). The ABTS+ radical scavenging ability of the ribose-20 amino acid MRPs was evaluated. Among the MRPs, ribose-histidine MRPs (RH-MRPs) showed the highest inhibitory activities on the ABTS+ radical scavenging ability, aldose reductase (AR), and tyrosinase compared to other MRPs. Functional compounds with antioxidant and AR inhibitory activities have been recognized as an important strategy in the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications, and the search for tyrosinase inhibitors is important for the treatment of hyperpigmentation, development of skin-whitening agents, and use as preservatives in the food industry...
March 7, 2018: Food & Function
Zhongyi Xu, Li Chen, Min Jiang, Qianqian Wang, Chengfeng Zhang, Leihong Flora Xiang
Fibroblast-derived melanogenic paracrine mediators are known to play a role in melanogenesis. To investigate the effect of CCN1 (also called CYR61, cysteine-rich 61) on melanogenesis, normal human epidermal melanocytes (NHEMs) were treated with recombinant CCN1 protein. Our findings reveal that CCN1 activates melanogenesis through promoting melanosome maturation and upregulation of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TRP-1) and tyrosinase via integrin α6β1, p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathways...
March 3, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Anna Boye Kromann, Lilian Bomme Ousager, Inas Kamal Mohammad Ali, Nurcan Aydemir, Anette Bygum
BACKGROUND: Pigmentary mosaicism is a term that describes varied patterns of pigmentation in the skin caused by genetic heterogeneity of the skin cells. In a substantial number of cases, pigmentary mosaicism is observed alongside extracutaneous abnormalities typically involving the central nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. We have compiled information on previous cases of pigmentary mosaicism aiming to optimize the handling of patients with this condition. Our study is based on a database search in PubMed containing papers written in English, published between January 1985 and April 2017...
March 5, 2018: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul, Nattaya Lourith
Skin hyperpigmentation is caused by several factors that upregulate melanogenesis. Plants and natural products with skin-whitening effects are gaining interest among consumers and researchers because they are perceived to be milder, safer, and healthier than synthetic alternatives. This review extensively summarizes the status of plants and natural products currently used in skin-whitening cosmetics as well as potential candidates for future use, because the scope of natural choices for efficient treatment of skin hyperpigmentation is rapidly widening...
March 5, 2018: Planta Medica
Punyaphat Sirithanabadeekul, Rattima Srieakpanit
INTRODUCTION: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after solar lentigo removal using a Q-switched (QS) 532-nm Nd:YAG laser is a cause for concern. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intradermal injections of tranexamic acid (TA) at reducing the risk of PIH after QS 532-nm Nd:YAG laser treatment of solar lentigines. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with 50 solar lentigines on forearms underwent QS 532-nm Nd:YAG laser treatment. Then, TA (50 mg/mL) was injected randomly into one lesion and 0...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Xue-Ling Mei, Li Wang
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is effective for the treatment of lentigines, telangiectasia, and generalized erythema, but is less effective in the removal of skin wrinkles. Fractional laser is effective on skin wrinkles and textural irregularities, but can induce postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), especially in Asians. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of ablative fractional laser (AFL) in combination with IPL in the treatment of photoaging skin in Asians.This study included 28 Chinese women with Fitzpatrick skin type III and IV...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Muhammad Younus Khan Durrani, Amir Humza Sohail, Inamullah Khan, Pervaiz Hashmi
Various shoulder bone deformities have been identified in the pediatric age group, with the most common being undescended scapula. Sprengel's deformity is dysplasia and malposition of the scapula, especially in the supraspinatus portion, mainly due to abnormal descent in the embryonic period. The clavicle is shorter and has a different contour. In some patients cervical spine deformities are also noted. This is a case of 3 years old girl presented to the clinic with difficulty in abducting right shoulder and sleeping with an internal rotation of the right arm...
January 2018: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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