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Repeated Heat Shocks Enhance Procollagen III Expression in Dermal Fibroblasts

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Susanne D. Dams

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The NetherlandsPhilips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Moniek de Liefde, Cees W. Oomens, Frank P. Baaijens

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Tom Nuijs

Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Paper No. SBC2009-205435, pp. 87-88; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2009-205435
From:
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Lake Tahoe, California, USA, June 17–21, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4891-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

Aging of the skin is a universal process. Well-known characteristics are the development of fine lines and wrinkles, but also changes in skin tone, skin texture, thickness and moisture content are aspects of aging [1,2]. The aging process can be divided into intrinsic aging, such as changes in e.g. dermal components like collagen, elastic fibers, glucosaminogycans and fibroblasts, and extrinsic aging, which is caused by external factors e.g. damage by UV-radiation [3]. Rejuvenation of the skin aims at reversing the intrinsic and extrinsic signs of skin aging and can be established in the epidermis as well as in the dermis.

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