Photoprotective Role of Melanin (Eumelanin) in Human Skin

  • Madhu A. Pathak


Natural light and UV radiation (UVR) from artificial sources has always been recognized for and endowed with health-giving powers as well as for its tonic value of generating a feeling that it is good for our psyche and contributes to the synthesis of vitamin D essential for maintaining calcium and phosphorus homeostasis and a healthy skeleton. It provides the healthy looking tan that enhances the photoprotective properties of our skin against skin cancer and photoaging.


Skin Cancer Stratum Corneum Skin Type Stable Free Radical Urocanic Acid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhu A. Pathak
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  1. 1.Department of DermatologyHarvard Medical School,and Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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