Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Hypo- and Hyper-Pigmentations in Human Melanocytes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2020).
Interests: melanogenesis; cell signaling; atopic dermatitis; sphingolipid metabolism
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Although anti-pigmenting products in the cosmetic field are becoming more and more popular, little is known about the precisely established molecular mechanisms of hypo- and hyper-pigmentations in human melanocytes or human skin, despite the many hypotheses for such molecular mechanisms that have been proposed in experimental systems using B-16 melanoma cells, animal hair follicular pigment cells and animal skin. Thus, a major aim for this Special Issue is to clarify the molecular mechanisms of hypo- and hyper-pigmentations in human melanocytes or human skin, including UVA or UVB melanosis/leudodermia/vitiligous skin/melasma/solar lentigo/atopic dirty skin.
This Special Issue on “Molecular Mechanisms of Hypo- and Hyper-Pigmentations in Human Melanocytes” aims to provide a summary of the emerging field with emphasis on novel developments and novel results with different types of skin hyper- or hypo-pigmentation. The Special Issue also calls for original research and reviews, including perspectives in the field of the current standing of molecular mechanisms of hypo- and hyper-pigmentations. Papers on molecular mechanisms of new pigmenting regulatory products, introduction of idea for new ani-pigmenting agents, and new techniques for measuring the pigmentatin process are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Genji Imokawa
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- Atopic dermatitis
- Vitiligous skin
- Epidermal pigmentation