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A bioinspired, photostable UV-filter that protects mammalian cells against UV-induced cellular damage

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Abstract

While commercially available suncare products are effective at absorbing ultraviolet (UV)-light, recent studies indicate systemic toxicities associated with many traditional chemical and physical UV-filters. We demonstrate the application of xanthommatin, a biochrome present in arthropods and cephalopods, as an alternative chemical UV-filter that is cytocompatible while maintaining its photostability and photoprotective properties.

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Submitted
15 Aug 2019
Accepted
12 Sep 2019
First published
18 Sep 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 12036-12039
Article type
Communication

A bioinspired, photostable UV-filter that protects mammalian cells against UV-induced cellular damage

C. A. Martin, M. Rezaeeyazdi, T. Colombani, S. R. Dinneen, A. Kumar, S. A. Bencherif and L. F. Deravi, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 12036
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC06323D

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