Effects of medicinal waters on the UV-sensitivity of human keratinocytes – a comparative pilot study

Gellért Gerencsér, István Szabó, Katalin Szendi, Adrienn Hanzel, Bence Raposa, Zoltán Gyöngyi, C. Varga

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Abstract

Balneotherapy has been used to treat several diseases including locomotor, neurological and dermatological conditions. The basis of the “organic hypothesis” of medical balneology is that medicinal waters, especially thermal spa and hot spring waters, contain a high variability of organic components with possible biological effects, including UV photo-protection. The recent study aims to clarify this effect in a human keratinocyte cell line model. Results confirm that organic-rich extract of selected medicinal waters might protect skin-derived cells from DNA damage. These results give a clinical relevance to medicinal waters or pharmaceutical products prepared from them in preventing the adverse effects of solar or artificial UV radiation on the human skin.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Biometeorology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2019

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Keratinocytes
Balneology
thermal spring
Water
skin
photoprotection
spring water
Hot Springs
water
Skin
drug
DNA Damage
DNA
damage
Hot Temperature
Radiation
Cell Line
effect
Pharmaceutical Preparations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Effects of medicinal waters on the UV-sensitivity of human keratinocytes – a comparative pilot study. / Gerencsér, Gellért; Szabó, István; Szendi, Katalin; Hanzel, Adrienn; Raposa, Bence; Gyöngyi, Zoltán; Varga, C.

In: International Journal of Biometeorology, 01.01.2019.

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Gerencsér, Gellért ; Szabó, István ; Szendi, Katalin ; Hanzel, Adrienn ; Raposa, Bence ; Gyöngyi, Zoltán ; Varga, C. / Effects of medicinal waters on the UV-sensitivity of human keratinocytes – a comparative pilot study. In: International Journal of Biometeorology. 2019.
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