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Immunosuppression by Ultraviolet Radiation; Possible Role of Cis-urocanic Acid, a Product of UV Irradiation

  • Frances P. Noonan
  • Edward C. De Fabo
  • Harry Morrison
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 124)

Abstract

Ultraviolet radiation has a suppressive effect on the immune system in vivo which appears to be a critical step in ultraviolet carcinogenesis, preventing the immunologic rejection of the highly antigenic UV-induced tumours.

Keywords

Stratum Corneum Antigen Presentation Ultraviolet Radiation Dermatology Department Immunologic Rejection 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frances P. Noonan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Edward C. De Fabo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Harry Morrison
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Flinders University of South AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.Dermatology DepartmentGeorge Washington UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryPurdue UniversityIndianaUSA

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