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1 January 2001 Attenuation of DNA Damage in the Dermis and Epidermis of the Albino Hairless Mouse by Chronic Exposure to Ultraviolet-A and -B Radiation
David L. Mitchell, Michelle Byrom, Stephanie Chiarello, Megan G. Lowery
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Abstract

Mammalian skin is vulnerable to the photocarcinogenic and photoaging effects of solar UV radiation and defends itself using a variety of photoprotective responses including epidermal thickening, tanning and the induction of repair and antiradical systems. We treated Skh-1 albino hairless mice for 60 days with ultraviolet-A (UVA) or ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation and measured the frequency of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers and pyrimidine(6–4)pyrimidone photoproducts induced by a single acute sunburn dose of UVB at different stages of the chronic treatment. We found that both UVA and UVB exposure produced a photoprotective response in the dermis and epidermis and that the degree of photoproduct attenuation was dependent on dose, wavelength and the type of damage induced. Although epidermal thickening was important, our data suggest that UV protective compounds other than melanin may be involved in mitigating the damaging effects of sunlight in the skin.

David L. Mitchell, Michelle Byrom, Stephanie Chiarello, and Megan G. Lowery "Attenuation of DNA Damage in the Dermis and Epidermis of the Albino Hairless Mouse by Chronic Exposure to Ultraviolet-A and -B Radiation," Photochemistry and Photobiology 73(1), 83-89, (1 January 2001). https://doi.org/10.1562/0031-8655(2001)073<0083:AODDIT>2.0.CO;2
Received: 4 May 2000; Accepted: 1 October 2000; Published: 1 January 2001
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