Affiliation: Nagoya City University
Yamaguchi Y, Passeron T, Hoashi T, Watabe H, Rouzaud F, Yasumoto K, et al
. Dickkopf 1 (DKK1) regulates skin pigmentation and thickness by affecting Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in keratinocytes. FASEB J. 2008;22:1009-20 pubmed
Yamaguchi Y, Beer J, Hearing V. Melanin mediated apoptosis of epidermal cells damaged by ultraviolet radiation: factors influencing the incidence of skin cancer. Arch Dermatol Res. 2008;300 Suppl 1:S43-50 pubmed
..The combination of decreased DNA damage and more efficient removal of UV-damaged cells may play a critical role in the decreased photocarcinogenesis seen in individuals with darker skin. ..
Yamaguchi Y, Morita A, Maeda A, Hearing V. Regulation of skin pigmentation and thickness by Dickkopf 1 (DKK1). J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2009;14:73-5 pubmed publisher
..Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings (2009) 14, 73-75; doi:10.1038/jidsymp.2009.4. ..
Yamaguchi Y, Hearing V. Physiological factors that regulate skin pigmentation. Biofactors. 2009;35:193-9 pubmed publisher
..Further studies will elucidate the currently unknown functions of many other pigment genes/proteins. (c) 2009 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc. ..