SUNBURN CELL: FACTORS INVOLVED IN ITS FORMATION.
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2008
Photochemistry and Photobiology
Volume 45, Issue 5, pages 683–690, May 1987
How to Cite
Danno, K. and Horio, T. (1987), SUNBURN CELL: FACTORS INVOLVED IN ITS FORMATION. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 45: 683–690. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.1987.tb07401.x
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2008
- Received 26 August 1986; accepted 3 November 1986
Abstract— The sunburn cell (SC) is a type of individual cell death appearing in epidermis principally after exposure to middle-wavelength UV radiation (UVR). Because SCs can easily be recognized by histologic characteristics, they may provide a countable index of assessment of the degree of UVR injuries. However, despite extensive investigations, the mode of formation of this UVR-induced apoptosis has not fully been understood. In this review article, we are summarizing the results of recent studies with special reference to both the formation mechanisms and their implications in the field of photobiology.