UV, stress and aging

Florence Debacq-Chainiaux, Cedric Leduc, Alix Verbeke, Olivier Toussaint

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

59 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Skin is a model of choice in studies on aging. Indeed, skin aging can be modulated by internal and external factors, reflecting its complexity. Two types of skin aging have been identified: intrinsic, mainly genetically determined and extrinsic-also called "photo-aging"-resulting on the impact of environmental stress and more precisely of UV rays. Simplified in vitro models, based on cellular senescence, have been developed to study the relationship between UV and aging. These models vary on the cell type (fibroblasts or keratinocytes, normal or immortalized) and the type of UV used (UVA or UVB).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-40
Number of pages5
JournalDermato-endocrinology
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'UV, stress and aging'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this