Functionality of epidermal melanin pigments: knowledge on UV-dissipative mechanisms and research perspectives

Annemarie Huijser, Alessandro Pezzella, Villy Sundstrom

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Abstract

So far it is not known whether epidermal melanins are solely photoprotective or also phototoxic. Also largely unknown are underlying UV-induced mechanisms and impact of the chemical structure. This perspective will focus on the current insights into the UV-dissipative mechanisms in melanin model systems and the implications for the in vivo pigments. We will also identify future research perspectives towards a full understanding of the functionality of epidermal pigments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9119-9127
JournalPhysical chemistry chemical physics
Volume13
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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