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

Huijser, Annemarie LU ; Pezzella, Alessandro and Sundström, Villy LU (2011) In Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13. p.9119-9127
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.
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10.1039/c1cp20131j
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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.},
  author       = {Huijser, Annemarie and Pezzella, Alessandro and Sundström, Villy},
  issn         = {1463-9084},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {9119--9127},
  publisher    = {Royal Society of Chemistry},
  series       = {Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics},
  title        = {Functionality of epidermal melanin pigments: current knowledge on UV-dissipative mechanisms and research perspectives.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1cp20131j},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2011},
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