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Skin and Skin Care
Obayashi reviews the effects of plant extracts for photoaging skin. His review, with 20 references, covers the mechanism of photoaging and herbs with anti-photoaging activity, discussing matrix proteinases including MMP-1 and elastase involved in the degradation of type I collagen, and herbs inhibiting MMP-1 activity, UVA-induced MMP-1 synthesis and neutrophil or fibroblast-derived elastase activities.
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