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DNA Damage and Repair in Skin Aging

  • Daniel B. Yarosh
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Abstract

DNA has many roles in skin cell function, including directing metabolism, storing the information of heredity, and sensing cell danger. Damage to DNA is a major cause of the chronic conditions of aging and photoaging. The natural repair system offers significant protection, and new compounds offer the promise of augmenting DNA repair.

Keywords

Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Nucleotide Excision Repair Base Excision Repair Actinic Keratosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel B. Yarosh
    • 1
  1. 1.The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.MelvilleUSA

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