Mechanisms of Actions of Longwave-UV on Marine Organisms

  • Seymour Zigman
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 7)


As a result of the interaction between sunlight UV and sensitive molecular species in the internal and external environments of marine organisms, photoproducts are formed that interfere with metabolic events, so as to inhibit survival and growth. This discussion deals with events not directly involving the genetic material or the synthesis of macromolecules, although these may be influenced secondarily by such events. It does deal with the central role of tryptophan in near-UV induced cellular photosensitization.


Glutathione Reductase Cellular Photosensitization Reduce Energy Availability Glutatione Reductase Radical Signal Intensity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour Zigman
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  1. 1.Department of OpthalmologyUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA

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