Artemia Extract: Toward More Extensive Sun Protection

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: N. Demloge, E. Bauza, K. Cucumel, D. Peyronel and C. Dal Farra, Vincience Research Center
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Keywords: artemia extract | sunscreen | UV protection | DNA damage | apoptosis | heat shock protein | inflammatory cytokines

Abstract: An extract for the plankton Artemia salina protects DNA from UV damage and decreased UV-induced inflammatory cytokines, suggesting a way to help sunscreen protect skin from UV damage.

In recent years, people have become increasingly aware that UV exposure can cause skin damage, such as photoaging and carcinogenisis. Therefore, people are exhibiting a growing interest in protecting their skin from the harmful effects of UV raditation. It is well known that UVB induces a variety of cellular damage, including DNA photodamage with formulation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers, and consequent mutation. Moreover, there is increasing evidence that UVA contributes to skin carcinogenisis and premature aging.