- Ergocalciferol promotes in vivo differentiation of keratinocytes and reduces photodamage caused by ultraviolet irradiation in hairless miceHiroaki Mitani
Kose Co Research and Development Division, 1 18 4 Azusawa, Itabashi ku, Tokyo, Japan
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 20:215-23. 2004..Ergocalciferol (VD(2)) is usually administered orally and it is metabolized to produce its biologically active metabolites in the liver and kidney. Active vitamin D is a well-known potent regulator of cell growth and differentiation...
- Topical application of plant extracts containing xanthine derivatives can prevent UV-induced wrinkle formation in hairless miceHiroaki Mitani
Research and Development Division, Kose Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 23:86-94. 2007..Cacao bean and cola nut are popular edible plants that contain polyphenols and xanthine derivatives. These plant extracts possess protective effects against UV-induced erythema when taken orally, and an H(2)O(2)-scavenging effect...