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Ultraviolet-Induced Immune Suppression and its Relationship to Statospheric Ozone Depletion

  • E. C. De Fabo
  • F. P. Noonan
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 8)

Abstract

Ultraviolet radiation-B (280–320nm) is linked directly to skin cancer formation and is also associated with significant immunological alterations leading to local and systemic immunosuppression in mammals. The mechanism as well as the short or long-term effects of such immunological perturbations is largely unknown. This mechanism may, however, play a critical role in human skin cancer development and other UVB-related disorders.

Keywords

Stratum Corneum Immune Suppression Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Contact Hypersensitivity Systemic Immunosuppression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. C. De Fabo
    • 1
  • F. P. Noonan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyThe George Washington UniversityUSA

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