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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729899/evolutionary-loss-of-melanogenesis-in-the-tunicate-molgula-occulta
#1
Claudia Racioppi, Maria Carmen Valoroso, Ugo Coppola, Elijah K Lowe, C Titus Brown, Billie J Swalla, Lionel Christiaen, Alberto Stolfi, Filomena Ristoratore
BACKGROUND: Analyzing close species with diverse developmental modes is instrumental for investigating the evolutionary significance of physiological, anatomical and behavioral features at a molecular level. Many examples of trait loss are known in metazoan populations living in dark environments. Tunicates are the closest living relatives of vertebrates and typically present a lifecycle with distinct motile larval and sessile adult stages. The nervous system of the motile larva contains melanized cells associated with geotactic and light-sensing organs...
2017: EvoDevo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726389/anti-melanogenic-effect-of-urolithin-a-and-urolithin-b-the-colonic-metabolites-of-ellagic-acid-in-b16-melanoma-cells
#2
Shang-Ta Wang, Wei-Chia Chang, Chen Hsu, Nan-Wei Su
Anti-melanogenic agents from natural sources have been widely investigated. Urolithin A (UA) and B (UB), the main gut microflora metabolites of dietary ellagic acid derivatives, have various bioactivities such as anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects. In this study, the metabolites were found to possess depigmentation efficacy by suppressing tyrosinase activity. Both UA and UB could attenuate melanogenesis in B16 melanoma cells at non-cytotoxic doses, and UA showed comparable efficacy to positive control, kojic acid group...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713957/soyasaponin%C3%A2-ag-inhibits-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-msh%C3%A2-induced-melanogenesis-in-b16f10-melanoma-cells-via-the-downregulation-of-trp%C3%A2-2
#3
Seung Hwan Yang, Aristides M Tsatsakis, George Tzanakakis, Hong-Suk Kim, Bao Le, Maria Sifaki, Demetrios A Spandidos, Chigen Tsukamoto, Kirill S Golokhvast, Boris N Izotov, Gyuhwa Chung
Saponins, which are glycosylated, represent a diverse group of biologically functional products in plants. In the present study, we investigated the effects of soyasaponin Ag, a secondary metabolite extracted from soybean, on α‑melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α‑MSH)‑induced melanin synthesis in B16F10 mouse melanoma cells and the underlying molecular mechanisms. To elucidate the mechanisms through which soyasaponin Ag inhibits melanin synthesis, we performed cellular tyrosinase activity assays and analyzed the expression of the melanogenesis‑related genes, tyrosinase, tyrosinase‑related protein (TRP)‑1 and TRP‑2...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711237/precise-role-of-dermal-fibroblasts-on-melanocyte-pigmentation
#4
REVIEW
Yinjuan Wang, Céline Viennet, Sophie Robin, Jean-Yves Berthon, Li He, Philippe Humbert
Dermal fibroblasts are traditionally recognized as synthesizing, remodeling and depositing collagen and extracellular matrix, the structural framework for tissues, helping to bring thickness and firmness to the skin. However, the role of fibroblasts on skin pigmentation arouses concern recently. More is known about the interactions between epidermal melanocytes and keratinocytes. This review highlights the importance of fibroblast-derived melanogenic paracrine mediators in the regulation of melanocyte activities...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701867/effects-of-korean-ginseng-berry-on-skin-antipigmentation-and-antiaging-via-foxo3a-activation
#5
Juewon Kim, Si Young Cho, Su Hwan Kim, Donghyun Cho, Sunmi Kim, Chan-Woong Park, Takahiko Shimizu, Jae Youl Cho, Dae Bang Seo, Song Seok Shin
BACKGROUND: The ginseng berry has various bioactivities, including antidiabetic, anticancer, antiinflammatory, and antioxidative properties. Moreover, we have revealed that the active antiaging component of the ginseng berry, syringaresinol, has the ability to stimulate longevity via gene activation. Despite the many known beneficial effects of ginseng, its effects on skin aging are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the effects of ginseng and the ginseng berry on one of the skin aging processes, melanogenesis, and age-related pigment lipofuscin accumulation, to elucidate the mechanism of action with respect to antiaging...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698966/two-skin-cell-lines-from-wild-type-and-albino-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus-establishment-characterization-virus-susceptibility-efficient-transfection-and-application-to-albinism-study
#6
Ruoqing Wang, Nianwei Zhang, Renkai Wang, Shengpeng Wang, Na Wang
In order to provide an applicable cell platform to study fish pathology and skin pigmentation, two cell lines derived from skin tissues of wild-type and albino Japanese flounder were established and named JFSK_wt and JFSK_alb, respectively. These two cell lines were cultured for 45 passages within approximately 300 days. JFSK_wt and JFSK_alb cells were maintained in Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium and Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mixture (DMEM/F12) supplemented with antibiotics, fetal bovine serum (FBS), 2-mercaptoethanol (2-Me), N-2-hydroxyethylpiperazine-N'-2-ethanesulfonic acid (HEPES), and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)...
July 11, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
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
#7
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...
July 12, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695326/anti-melanogenic-effect-of-gomisin-n-from-schisandra-chinensis-turcz-baillon-schisandraceae-in-melanoma-cells
#8
JungNo Lee, Hwa Sun Ryu, Jae-Moon Kim, Tae-Hwa Jung, Sung-Min Park, Yong-Moon Lee
Overproduction and accumulation of melanin in the skin can lead to pigmentation disorders, such as freckles and melasma. Many researchers are studying the regulation of melanogenesis in the skin with the aim of developing whitening cosmetics. In this study, bioactivity-guided separation of the hexane fraction of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baillon extract yielded five major compounds, β-chamigrenal, α-ylangenol, gomisin N, gomisin A, and schisandrin. The structures were identified by using (1)H-NMR and (13)C-NMR spectroscopy and comparing the spectral data with published data...
July 10, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692664/a-functional-approach-to-understanding-the-role-of-nckx5-in-xenopus-pigmentation
#9
Ruth M Williams, Robert J Winkfein, Rebecca S Ginger, Martin R Green, Paul P Schnetkamp, Grant N Wheeler
NCKX5 is an ion exchanger expressed mostly in pigment cells; however, the functional role for this protein in melanogenesis is not clear. A variant allele of SLC24A5, the gene encoding NCKX5, has been shown to correlate with lighter skin pigmentation in humans, indicating a key role for SLC24A5 in determining human skin colour. SLC24A5 expression has been found to be elevated in melanoma. Knockdown analyses have shown SLC24A5 to be important for pigmentation, but to date the function of this ion exchanger in melanogenesis has not been fully established...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689798/ethyl-acetate-extract-from-panax-ginseng-c-a-meyer-and-its-main-constituents-inhibit-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-induced-melanogenesis-by-suppressing-oxidative-stress-in-b16-mouse-melanoma-cells
#10
Rui Jiang, Xiao-Hao Xu, Ke Wang, Xin-Zhao Yang, Ying-Fei Bi, Yao Yan, Jian-Zeng Liu, Xue-Nan Chen, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Xiao-Li Guo, Da-Qing Zhao, Li-Wei Sun
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hyperpigmentation disease involves darkening of the skin color due to melanin overproduction. Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine and has a long history of use as a skin lightener to inhibit melanin formation in China, Korea and some other Asian countries. However, the constituents and the molecular mechanisms by which they affect melanogenesis are not fully clear. AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to identify the active ingredient in Panax ginseng C...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685843/oxidative-stress-management-in-the-hair-follicle-could-targeting-nrf2-counter-age-related-hair-disorders-and-beyond
#11
REVIEW
Laura Jadkauskaite, Pierre A Coulombe, Matthias Schäfer, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, Ralf Paus, Iain S Haslam
Widespread expression of the transcription factor, nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (NRF2), which maintains redox homeostasis, has recently been identified in the hair follicle (HF). Small molecule activators of NRF2 may therefore be useful in the management of HF pathologies associated with redox imbalance, ranging from HF greying and HF ageing via androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata to chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Indeed, NRF2 activation has been shown to prevent peroxide-induced hair growth inhibition...
July 7, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684314/inhibitory-effect-of-5-iodotubercidin-on-pigmentation
#12
Kyung-Il Kim, Hae Bong Jeong, Hyunju Ro, Jeung-Hoon Lee, Chang Deok Kim, Tae-Jin Yoon
Melanin pigments are the primary contributors for the skin color. They are produced in melanocytes and then transferred to keratinocytes, eventually giving various colors on skin surface. Although many depigmenting and/or skin-lightening agents have been developed, there is still a growing demand on materials for reducing pigmentation. We attempted to find materials for depigmentation and/or skin-lightening using the small molecule compounds commercially available, and found that 5-iodotubercidin had inhibitory potential on pigmentation...
July 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676950/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-molecular-mechanism-underlying-gray-to-red-body-color-formation-in-red-crucian-carp-carassius-auratus-red-var
#13
Yongqin Zhang, Jinhui Liu, Liangyue Peng, Li Ren, Huiqin Zhang, Lijun Zou, Wenbin Liu, Yamei Xiao
Red crucian carp (Carassius auratus red var.) is an ornamental fish with vivid red/orange color. It has been found that the adult body color of this strain forms a gray-to-red change. In this study, skin transcriptomes of red crucian carp are first obtained for three different stages of body color development, named by gray-color (GC), color-variation (CV), and red-color (RC) stages, respectively. From the skins of GC, CV, and RC, 103,229; 108,208; and 120,184 transcripts have been identified, respectively...
July 5, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673563/the-role-of-oligomenorrhea-in-melasma
#14
Marjan Mahjour, Arash Khoushabi, Zohre Feyzabadi
Melasma is a facial hyperpigmentation in the upper lips, cheeks, forehead and chin. It is mostly seen in women. Melasma treatments include topical methods that are not only costly, but also temporary. Melasma recurs shortly after cessation of the treatment. Considering the relationship between melasma and elevated estrogen levels in patients with oligomenorrhea, systemic anti-estrogen therapies are not used for melasma. In this study, by searching in the scientific databases such as Scopus, Pubmed and the authentic books of traditional medicine such as the Canon of medicine, melasma treatment was evaluated based on oligomenorrhea systemic therapy...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670794/brassica-rapa-hairy-root-extracts-promote-skin-depigmentation-by-modulating-melanin-production-and-distribution
#15
Luigi Michele Sena, Claudia Zappelli, Fabio Apone, Ani Barbulova, Annalisa Tito, Antonella Leone, Teresa Oliviero, Rosalia Ferracane, Vincenzo Fogliano, Gabriella Colucci
BACKGROUND: Skin whitening products, used for ages by Asian people for cultural and esthetic purposes, are very popular nowadays in Western countries as well, where the need to inhibit skin spots after sun exposure has become not only a cosmetic but also a health-related issue. Thus, the development of effective and safe depigmenting agents derived from natural products gets continuous attention by cosmetic brands and consumers. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of two preparations, obtained from the hairy root cultures of the species Brassica rapa, on melanogenesis and the expression of the extracellular matrix proteins involved in a correct pigment distribution...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669590/tranexamic-acid-inhibits-melanogenesis-by-activating-the-autophagy-system-in-cultured-melanoma-cells
#16
Yeong Hee Cho, Jung Eun Park, Do Sung Lim, Jung Sup Lee
BACKGROUND: As interest in skin beauty increases, the development of new skin whitening agents has attracted substantial attention; however, the action mechanism of the agents developed so far remains largely unknown. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is commonly being used to reduce melanin synthesis in patients with melasma and also used as a raw material for functional whitening cosmetics, although its action mechanism is poorly understood. Autophagy has been well known to be essential for tissue homeostasis, adaptation to starvation, and removal of dysfunctional organelles or pathogens...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662511/antimelanogenic-efficacy-of-melasolv-3-4-5-trimethoxycinnamate-thymol-ester-in-melanocytes-and-three-dimensional-human-skin-equivalent
#17
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)...
June 30, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661582/structure-of-human-tyrosinase-related-protein-1-reveals-a-binuclear-zinc-active-site-important-for-melanogenesis
#18
Xuelei Lai, Harry J Wichers, Montserrat Soler-Lopez, Bauke W Dijkstra
Tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TYRP1) is one of three tyrosinase-like glycoenzymes in human melanocytes that are key to the production of melanin, the compound responsible for the pigmentation of skin, eye and hair. Difficulties with producing these enzymes in pure form have hampered the understanding of their activity and the effect of mutations that cause albinism and pigmentation disorders. Here we show that the typical tyrosinase-like subdomain of TYRP1 contains two zinc ions in the active site instead of copper ions as found in tyrosinases, which explains why TYRP1 does not exhibit tyrosinase redox activity...
June 29, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649850/three-new-noroleanane-type-triterpenes-from-the-roots-of-pfaffia-glomerata
#19
Yan-Zhen Han, Yan Zhou, Zhi-Tao Zhang, Shuang-Ying Niu, Xiao-Hong Liu, Xiao-Yan Jia
The Amaranthaceae plant, Pfaffia glomerata, which is so-called as Brazil ginseng, is widely distributed in South American countries. Three new noroleanane-type triterpenes and four known oleanane-type triterpenes were isolated from the roots of P. glomerata. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic methods including 1D and 2D NMR experiments. Their effects on melanogenesis were also reported.
June 25, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638859/a-review-of-the-aetiopathogenesis-and-clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-oral-mucosal-melanoma
#20
REVIEW
Liviu Feller, Razia A G Khammissa, Johan Lemmer
Oral mucosal melanoma is an uncommon, usually heavily melanin-pigmented, but occasionally amelanotic aggressive tumour with a poor prognosis. Despite radical surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy, local recurrence and distant metastasis are frequent. Microscopical examination is essential for diagnosis, and routine histological staining must be supplemented by immunohistochemical studies. The aetiology is unknown, the pathogenesis is poorly understood, and the 5-year survival rate rarely exceeds 30%. In most cases, oral mucosal melanoma arises from epithelial melanocytes in the basal layer of the epithelium and less frequently from immature melanocytes arrested in the lamina propria...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
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