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Neuroimmunological Activities of Keratinocytes

The ability of keratinocytes to produce catecholamines indicates that the skin reacts to different types of environmental stress by secreting hormones that regulate vascular reactivity locally and blood flow through the microvascular circulation.

Odor Reception: Structure and Mechanism

Olfaction is a multi-step process involving the odorant molecule, the odor receptor protein, the pockets for odorant ligand docking, and the odor patterns formed by the glumeruli and decoded by the brain.

Skin Antioxidants

The skin is supplied with an antioxidant defense system that includes enzymatic and nonenzymatic components.

Racial Differences in Skin Properties: Can Skin Care Be Universal?

With racial (ethnic) differences in skin properties, can skin care be universal?

The pH of the Stratum Corneum: An Update

The pH gradient results from enzymatic processes within the SC's major acidic skin components. The lowered pH near the skin's surface contributes to desquamation and lipid processing.

Biotechnology Impacting Cosmetic Science: Altering the Way Cosmetics are Perceived

Today's cosmetics manufacturers and marketers are infusing their product portfolios with more "Biotech cosmetics" without being really conscious of their contribution to the industry's transformation.

Intra- and Inter-Individual Differences Sensitive Skin

The authors investigated the intro-individual and the inter-individual variations of transepidermal water loss, capacitance and microcirculation in 10 different facial areas in subjects with "sensitive skin" and in subjects with "non-sensitive skin."

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