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Zhong Yao Cai. 2002 Jan;25(1):29-31.

[Protective effect of tea pigments on mice skin photoaging induced by UV irradiation].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Medical College, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the protective effect of tea pigments on mice skin photoaging induced by UV irradiation.

METHOD:

Total antioxidative ability and content of lipid peroxidation products malondialdehyde in the skin of mice were examined with colorimetry.

RESULT:

By ig or smearing, tea pigments could significantly improve total antioxidative ability and decline content of malondialdehyde in UV-irradiation-induced skin photoaging mice.

CONCLUSION:

The results suggested that tea pigments could prevent mice skin from free radicals injury resulting from UV irradiation and moderate skin photoaging.

PMID:
12583239
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