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Resonance Raman based skin carotenoid measurements in newborns and infants.
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PMID:  23193015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We describe Resonance Raman based skin carotenoid measurements in newborns and infants. Skin- and serum carotenoid levels correlate with high statistical significance in healthy newborns and infants, and with reduced accuracy also in prematurely born infants, who in general feature very low carotenoid levels and thin transparent skin giving rise to large background absorption effects. Skin carotenoid levels can be easily compared among subjects and/or tracked in longitudinal studies with the highly molecule-specific Raman method. It therefore holds promise as a rapid, non-invasive, carotenoid antioxidant assessment method for newborns and infants in the field of pediatrics. (© 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim).
Igor V Ermakov; Maia R Ermakova; Paul S Bernstein; Gary M Chan; Werner Gellermann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biophotonics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1864-0648     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biophotonics     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101318567     Medline TA:  J Biophotonics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA.
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