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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718676/selenium-zinc-copper-cu-zn-ratio-and-total-antioxidant-status-in-the-serum-of-vitiligo-patients-treated-by-narrow-band-ultraviolet-b-phototherapy
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Marta Wacewicz, Katarzyna Socha, Jolanta Soroczyńska, Marek Niczyporuk, Piotr Aleksiejczuk, Jolanta Ostrowska, Maria H Borawska
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a chronic, depigmenting skin disorder, which pathogenesis is still unknown. Narrow band ultraviolet-B is now one of the most widely used treatment of vitiligo. It was suggested that trace elements may play a role in pathogenesis of vitiligo. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the concentration of selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and Cu/Zn ratio as well as total antioxidant status (TAS) in the serum of patients with vitiligo...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718005/sunscreens-block-cutaneous-vitamin-d-production-with-only-a-minimal-effect-on-circulating-25-hydroxyvitamin-d
#2
Florence Libon, Justine Courtois, Caroline Le Goff, Pierre Lukas, Neus Fabregat-Cabello, Laurence Seidel, Etienne Cavalier, Arjen F Nikkels
A 50+ SPF sunscreen decreased significantly cutaneous vitamin D production following a single narrow-band (nb)UVB exposure, independently from the body surface area exposed. In contrast, the circulating 25(OH)D3 levels were only minimally affected. It is probable that another endogenous source of precursors is selected when skin-originated precursors are lacking. PURPOSE: Sunscreen use, highly advocated for preventing cutaneous carcinogenesis, is potentially leading to an aggravation of vitamin D deficiency with its consequences on bone health...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716540/developmental-vitamin-d-deficiency-alters-multiple-neurotransmitter-systems-in-the-neonatal-rat-brain
#3
James P Kesby, Karly Turner, Suzanne Alexander, Darryl W Eyles, John J McGrath, Thomas H J Burne
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological evidence suggests that developmental vitamin D (DVD) deficiency is a risk factor for neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia. DVD deficiency in rats is associated with altered brain structure and adult behaviours indicating alterations in dopamine and glutamate signalling. Developmental alterations in dopamine neurotransmission have also been observed in DVD-deficient rats but a comprehensive assessment of brain neurochemistry has not been undertaken...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715145/the-autophagy-receptor-adaptor-p62-is-up-regulated-by-uva-radiation-in-melanocytes-and-in-melanoma-cells
#4
Ashley Sample, Baozhong Zhao, Chunli Wu, Steven Qian, Xianglin Shi, Andrew Aplin, Yu-Ying He
UVA (315-400 nm) is the most abundant in sunlight and is used in indoor tanning beds. However, much remains to be understood about the regulation of the UVA damage response in melanocytes and melanoma. Here we show that UVA, but not the shorter waveband UVB (280-315 nm), up-regulates adaptor protein p62 in an Nrf2- and ROS-dependent manner, suggesting a UVA-specific effect on p62 regulation. UVA-induced p62 up-regulation was inhibited by a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant or Nrf2 knockdown. In addition, p62 knockdown inhibited UVA-induced ROS production and Nrf2 up-regulation...
July 17, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715139/uvb-exposure-of-a-humanized-skin-model-reveals-unexpected-dynamic-of-keratinocyte-proliferation-and-wnt-inhibitor-balancing
#5
Teresa Michalczyk, Thomas Biedermann, Sophie Böttcher-Haberzeth, Agnes S Klar, Martin Meuli, Ernst Reichmann
We developed human dermo-epidermal skin substitutes which are presently applied in phase I and II clinical trials. Here we used these very same skin equivalents containing melanocytes, named MelSkin, as an experimental skin model. We investigated the effects of UVB irradiation on the skin grafts transplanted on immune-compromised rats. The irradiation induces a strong wound healing response going along with massive proliferation of basal keratinocytes, basically quiescent under non-irradiated, homeostatic conditions...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713942/ginsenoside-rc-protects-against-uvb%C3%A2-induced-photooxidative-damage-in-epidermal-keratinocytes
#6
Yuri Oh, Hye-Won Lim, Kwang Hark Park, Yu-Hua Huang, Ji-Young Yoon, Kyunghoon Kim, Chang-Jin Lim
Ginsenoside Rc (Rc) is a major ginsenoside isolated from Panax ginseng, and has exhibited pharmacological effects on skin cells. The present study aimed to investigate the putative skin‑protective properties of Rc, including its anti‑photoaging and barrier function‑protective effects, in human HaCaT keratinocytes exposed to UVB radiation. The protective properties of Rc were evaluated through the assessment of keratinocyte viability, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, total glutathione (GSH) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, caspase‑14, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)‑2 and ‑9 activity, and MMP‑2, MMP‑9 and filament aggregating protein (filaggrin) expression following UVB irradiation...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710809/the-uvb-photoreceptor-uvr8-mediates-accumulation-of-uv-absorbing-pigments-but-not-changes-in-plant-morphology-under-outdoor-conditions
#7
A Coffey, Els Prinsen, M A K Jansen, James Conway
UVB radiation is biologically active; in plants, it can induce a range of molecular, biochemical, morphological and developmental responses. Although much progress has been made in elucidating UVB perception and signalling pathways under controlled laboratory conditions, understanding of the adaptive, ecological role of UVB responses is still very limited. In this study, we looked at the functional role of UVR8 under outdoor light conditions, by studying growth, photosynthetic competence and accumulation of UV absorbing pigments in a mutant lacking functional UVR8 protein...
July 14, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710660/fractional-er-yag-laser-assisting-topical-betamethasone-solution-in-combination-with-nb-uvb-for-resistant-non-segmental-vitiligo
#8
Ru Yan, Jinping Yuan, Hongqiang Chen, Yuan-Hong Li, Yan Wu, Xing-Hua Gao, Hong-Duo Chen
Resistant non-segmental vitiligo is difficult to be treated. Ablative erbium-YAG (Er:YAG) laser has been used in the treatment of vitiligo, but the ablation of entire epidermis frustrated the compliance of patients. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of fractional Er:YAG laser followed by topical betamethasone and narrow band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy in the treatment of resistant non-segmental vitiligo. The vitiligo lesions of each enrolled patient were divided into four treatment parts, which were all irradiated with NB-UVB...
July 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708117/solar-or-uva-visible-photocatalytic-ozonation-of-water-contaminants
#9
REVIEW
Fernando J Beltrán, Ana Rey
An incipient advanced oxidation process, solar photocatalytic ozonation (SPO), is reviewed in this paper with the aim of clarifying the importance of this process as a more sustainable water technology to remove priority or emerging contaminants from water. The synergism between ozonation and photocatalytic oxidation is well known to increase the oxidation rate of water contaminants, but this has mainly been studied in photocatalytic ozonation systems with lamps of different radiation wavelength, especially of ultraviolet nature (UVC, UVB, UVA)...
July 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708005/taurine-protects-lens-epithelial-cells-against-ultraviolet-b-induced-apoptosis
#10
Wu Dayang, Pang Dongbo
BACKGROUND: The massive uptake of compatible osmolytes is a self-protective response shared by lens exposed to hypertonic stress and ultraviolet stress. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of taurine against ultraviolet B-induced cytotoxicity in the lens epithelial cells. METHODS: Real-time PCR was used to measure osmolytes transport. Radioimmunoassay was used to measure osmolytes uptake. Cell counting kit-8 assays were used to measure cellular viability...
July 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707665/-human-selenium-containing-single-chain-variable-fragment-with-glutathione-peroxidase-activity-protects-nih3t3-fibroblast-against-oxidative-damage
#11
R Huo, L Yang, T G Zhang, J Y Wei
Ultraviolet B (UVB medium wave, 280-315 nm) induces cellular oxidative damage and apoptosis by producing reactive oxygen species (ROS). Glutathione peroxidase functions as an antioxidant by catalyzing the reduction of hydrogen peroxide, the more important member of reactive oxygen species. A human selenium-containing single-chain variable fragment (se-scFv-B3) with glutathione peroxidase activity of 1288 U/μmol was generated and investigated for its antioxidant effects in UVB-induced oxidative damage model...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704992/serum-levels-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-patients-with-psoriasis-before-during-and-after-narrow-band-uvb-phototherapy
#12
Maria T Rossi, Marina Venturini, Arianna Zanca, Mariachiara Arisi, Marta Fusano, Alessandra Sottini, Federico Serana, Luisa Imberti, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB) phototherapy is widely used worldwide for moderate and severe psoriasis, which is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by skin infiltrates of Th1-, Th17- and Th22-cells releasing locally pro- inflammatory cytokines. We investigate serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in psoriatic patients before and after NB-UVB phototherapy. METHODS: Twenty-eight subjects with moderate/severe plaque type psoriasis were enrolled...
July 11, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704942/specialized-metabolites-of-the-lichen-vulpicida-pinastri-act-as-photoprotective-agents
#13
Béatrice Legouin, Françoise Lohézic-Le Dévéhat, Solenn Ferron, Isabelle Rouaud, Pierre Le Pogam, Laurence Cornevin, Michel Bertrand, Joël Boustie
The extreme resiliency of lichens to UV radiations makes them an interesting model to find new photoprotective agents acting as UV-blockers and antioxidant. In this research, using a new in vitro method designed to overcome the shortage of material associated to many studies dealing with natural products, we show that the three major compounds isolated from the lichen Vulpicida pinastri, vulpinic acid, pinastric acid and usnic acid, were UV blocker agents. Antioxidant assays evidenced superoxide anion scavenging activity...
July 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704790/pharmacological-activities-of-an-eye-drop-containing-matricaria-chamomilla-and-euphrasia-officinalis-extracts-in-uvb-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-of-human-corneal-cells
#14
Elisabetta Bigagli, Lorenzo Cinci, Mario D'Ambrosio, Cristina Luceri
Ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure is a risk factor for corneal damage resulting in oxidative stress, inflammation and cell death. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential protective effects of a commercial eye drop (Dacriovis™) containing Matricaria chamomilla and Euphrasia officinalis extracts on human corneal epithelial cells (HCEC-12) against UVB radiation-induced oxidative stress and inflammation as well as the underlying mechanisms. The antioxidant potential of the eye drops was evaluated by measuring the ferric reducing antioxidant power and the total phenolic content by Folin-Ciocalteu reagent...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703311/mechanisms-and-prevention-of-uv-induced-melanoma
#15
REVIEW
Ashley Sample, Yu-Ying He
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and its incidence is rising, creating a costly and significant clinical problem. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, namely UVA (315-400 nm) and UVB (280-315 nm), is a major risk factor for melanoma development. Cumulative UV radiation exposure from sunlight or tanning beds contributes to UV-induced DNA damage, oxidative stress, and inflammation in the skin. A number of factors, including hair color, skin type, genetic background, location, and history of tanning, determine the skin's response to UV radiation...
July 13, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702744/plant-extracts-and-natural-compounds-used-against-uvb-induced-photoaging
#16
REVIEW
Maria Cavinato, Birgit Waltenberger, Giorgia Baraldo, Carla V C Grade, Hermann Stuppner, Pidder Jansen-Dürr
Skin is continuously exposed to a variety of environmental stresses, including ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UVB is an inherent component of sunlight that crosses the epidermis and reaches the upper dermis, leading to increased oxidative stress, activation of inflammatory response and accumulation of DNA damage among other effects. The increase in UVB radiation on earth due to the destruction of stratospheric ozone poses a major environmental threat to the skin, increasing the risk of damage with long-term consequences, such as photoaging and photocarcinogenesis...
July 12, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699044/uva1-vs-narrowband-uvb-phototherapy-in-the-treatment-of-palmoplantar-pustulosis-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study
#17
Li-Na Su, Jie Ren, Shi-Meng Cheng, Jian-Lan Liu, Yang-Feng Ding, Ning-Wen Zhu
UVA1 phototherapy, a new therapeutic approach, has recently been shown good efficacy in the treatment of palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP). The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of UVA1 and narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) therapy in the treatment of PPP. Patients with PPP were randomly assigned to either UVA1 or NB-UVB therapy according to a left-right randomization table. Both treatments were performed three times weekly for up to 30 sessions. Clinical evaluation was based on the Palmoplantar Pustular Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PPPASI) score...
July 11, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697472/protective-effects-of-grape-stem-extract-against-uvb-induced-damage-in-c57bl-mice-skin
#18
Denis Nchang Che, Guang Hua Xie, Byoung Ok Cho, Jae Young Shin, Hyun Ju Kang, Seon Il Jang
Humans have become exposed to another form of a trait which is ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation reaching the earth's surface. This has become a major source of oxidative stress that ultimately leads to inflammation, DNA damage, photoaging and pigmentation disorders etc. Although several studies have shown the photo-protective role of different grape parts like the fruits and seeds, little or no data demonstrating the in vivo photo-protective role of grape stem, which is the most discarded part of the grape are available...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694800/bacterial-survival-under-extreme-uv-radiation-a-comparative-proteomics-study-of-rhodobacter-sp-isolated-from-high-altitude-wetlands-in-chile
#19
Vilma Pérez, Martha Hengst, Lenka Kurte, Cristina Dorador, Wade H Jeffrey, Ruddy Wattiez, Veronica Molina, Sabine Matallana-Surget
Salar de Huasco, defined as a polyextreme environment, is a high altitude saline wetland in the Chilean Altiplano (3800 m.a.s.l.), permanently exposed to the highest solar radiation doses registered in the world. We present here the first comparative proteomics study of a photoheterotrophic bacterium, Rhodobacter sp., isolated from this remote and hostile habitat. We developed an innovative experimental approach using different sources of radiation (in situ sunlight and UVB lamps), cut-off filters (Mylar, Lee filters) and a high-throughput, label-free quantitative proteomics method to comprehensively analyze the effect of seven spectral bands on protein regulation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687416/the-effect-of-interaction-of-heat-and-uvb-on-human-keratinocyte-novel-insights-on-uvb-induced-carcinogenesis-of-the-skin
#20
Cheng-Che E Lan, Yeng-Tseng Wang, Chi-Yu Lu, Ai-Hui Fang, Ching-Shuang Wu
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer is an important environmentally-related health issue. Although sun exposure is closely associated with increasing environmental heat, the effects of environmental heat on the skin, especially in the context of photocarcinogenesis, has not been carefully examined. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the effects and interactions of UVB radiation and environmental heat on photocarcinogenesis of the skin using cell and animal models. METHODS: Cultured keratinocytes and hairless mice were exposed to different treatment conditions including UVB radiation and environmental heat...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
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