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The influence of radiation on the skin and the basis of protection.
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PMID:  19469977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Synopsis This paper reviews current ideas concerning the reactions involved in sunburn, suntanning, premature ageing and carcinogenesis due to acute or chronic exposure to sunlight. The physiological mechanisms of protection involving melanin pigmentation, thickening of the epidermal horny layer and urocanic acid are briefly discussed. The importance of wavelengths from 290-315 nm (UV-B) for these reactions is emphasized as is the need to investigate further the involvement of longer wavelength (UV-A, 315-400 nm).
B E Johnson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cosmetic science     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0142-5463     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cosmet Sci     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007161     Medline TA:  Int J Cosmet Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Dermatology, Level 8 Polyclinic Area, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland.
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