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Title Biophysical and physiological effects of solar radiation on human skin / editor, Paolo U. Giacomoni
Published Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (x, 341 pages) : color illustrations
Series Comprehensive series in photochemistry and photobiology ; v. 10
Comprehensive series in photochemistry & photobiology ; v. 10.
Contents Damage from acute vs chronic solar exposure / Antony R. Young -- Inflammation after solar radiation / K. Wade Foster, Santosh K. Katiyar, Nabiha Yusuf and Craig A. Elmets -- Pigmentation after solar radiation / Pier Giacomo Calzavara-Pinton and Bernhard Ortel -- Skin color, melanin, race/ethnicity and UV-induced DNA damage / Janusz Z. Beer and Vincent J. Hearing -- The effects of solar radiation on the immune response in humans / Gary M. Halliday and Sabita Rana -- Genetic background and UVR-induced skin cancer / Paul Hoban and Richard Strange -- Aging after solar radiation / Meinhard Wlaschek, Lars-Alexander Schneider, Matthias Kohn, Elke Nüsseler, Nicolai Treiber and Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek -- The effects of visible and near infrared light in humans / Joan E. Roberts -- UV-induced DNA damage / Thierry Douki -- Lipid and protein damage provoked by ultraviolet radiation : mechanisms of indirect photooxidative damage / Albert W. Girotti and Paolo U. Giacomoni -- UVA and inducible protection / V.E. Reeve and R.M. Tyrrell -- Damaged proteins : repair or removal? / Franz Trautinger -- DNA repair therapy / Peter Wolf
Summary In an era of global warming knowledge of the effects of solar radiation on humans is of great importance and the latest discoveries in environmental photobiology are presented in this book. The Editor has brought together a wide range of world class contributors to provide the reader with information on the clinical effects of solar radiation, such as inflammation, pigmentation, immune-suppression, cancer and aging, with emphasis on the ethnic or genetic background. The book also offers updates on the biochemical mechanisms involved in the generation of damage to DNA, lipids and proteins and on their removal. Each chapter has been written to provide a "historical" description of the phenomenology followed by the description of the state of the art. In this way, non-specialized and specialised readers alike can be updated in the essential aspects of the field. Key topics include: - Damages from acute versus chronic sun exposure - Skin Color, Melanin, Race/Ethnicity and UV-Induced DNA Damage - The effects of solar radiation on the immune response in humans - Genetic background and UV-induced skin cancer - The photochemistry of indirect damages: Lipid and Protein Damage provoked by UV radiation - DNA repair therapy This title will become an indispensable resource for students and professional at all levels working in fields relating to photochemistry, environmental science, biochemistry and biotechnology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference and index
Notes English
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Subject Skin -- Effect of radiation on.
Solar radiation -- Physiological effect.
Solar radiation -- Health aspects
Medical care.
Skin -- Diseases.
Skin -- Physiology.
Nonionizing radiation.
Delivery of Health Care
Skin Diseases
Skin Physiological Phenomena
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Integumentary System
Integumentary System Physiological Phenomena
Radiation, Nonionizing
Phenomena and Processes
Meteorological Concepts
Ecological and Environmental Phenomena
Biological Phenomena
Electromagnetic Phenomena
Environment and Public Health
Physical Phenomena
Skin -- radiation effects
Animal Structures
Skin Diseases -- etiology
Sunlight -- adverse effects
light (energy)
Nuclear chemistry, photochemistry & radiation.
Life sciences: general issues.
Environmental engineering & technology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Skin.
MEDICAL -- Dermatology.
Skin -- Effect of radiation on.
Solar radiation -- Health aspects.
Solar radiation -- Physiological effect.
Form Electronic book
Author Giacomoni, Paolo U.
ISBN 9781847557957