dihydroxyacetone


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dihydroxyacetone

[¦dī‚hī¦dräk·sē′as·ə‚tōn]
(organic chemistry)
(HOCH2)2CO A colorless, crystalline solid with a melting point of 80°C; soluble in water and alcohol; used in medicine, fungicides, plasticizers, and cosmetics. Abbreviated DHA.
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Sunless" tanning methods using the chemical dihydroxyacetone (DHA) represent an alternative to using UVL for tanning.
On the other hand, metabolites such as glycerol, dihydroxyacetone, pyruvate, and lactate significantly stimulated the levels of PPSS 1 mRNA.
This report focuses on sunless tanning products that contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active ingredient.
00 and beta-glucan (and) algin (and) xanthan gum) Phase B Dihydroxyacetone (Merck) 3.
If the substance, known as dihydroxyacetone (DHA), enters the lungs and is then absorbed into the bloodstream, it could damage DNA and cause tumours.
Topically applied dihydroxyacetone and melanins have been shown to provide some photoprotection.
Fake tanners have been around a long time - more than 40 years - and all contain the same chemical, dihydroxyacetone, a sugar-based molecule that works by reacting with the amino acids in the top layer of skin cells.
The key ingredient dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, which causes a reaction between the chemical and the dead layer of surface skin, was blamed for drying out skin.
Triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) as an essential housekeeping enzyme catalyzes the interconversion of dihydroxyacetone phosphate and D-glyceraldehydes-3-phosphate, and plays an important role in both glycolysis and gluconeogenesis as well as in glyceride synthesis.
inventor of the first aerosol hair spray -- today is sending Kerry and President Bush a month's supply of its new SALON SOLATTE(TM) Tanning Mist, which contains two exclusively refined sugars -- the FDA-approved tanning additive dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and erythrulose -- as active ingredients that when combined with white tea extracts and aloe react with amino acids in the skin's surface cells to darken without damage, creating a safe and natural looking tan.
We developed a sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/ MS) method to simultaneously analyze the intracellular sugar phosphates dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP), glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, erythrose 4-phosphate, ribose 5-phosphate, ribulose 5-phosphate, xylulose 5-phosphate, fructose 6-phosphate, glucose 6-phosphate, and sedoheptulose 7-phosphate in blood spots.
The lotion, creams and sprays are basically skin dyes, the majority of which contain the active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which reacts with the skin's proteins (amino acid) in the outer layers of the skin to produce a browning effect.

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