Fluorescence Measurement of Skin GlycationJune 12, 2019

Glycation is the process by which (excess) sugars induce protein modifications. AGEs (Advanced Glycation End products) represent the final stage of glycation, when proteins and sugars become irreversibly cross-linked. Accumulation of AGEs in the ECM occurs on proteins with a slow turnover rate, with the formation of cross-links that can trap other local macromolecules. In this way, AGEs alter…

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Balancing Skin Microbiome - Fact or fictionMarch 12, 2019

The skin is the human body’s largest organ, colonized by a diverse environment of microorganisms, most of which are harmless or even beneficial to their host. The term “Microbiome” describes a biodiverse ecosystem composed of living biological and physical components that create a balance between host and microorganism. Symbiotic microorganisms occupy a wide range of skin niches and protect…

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