urocanic acid


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urocanic acid

[¦yu̇r·ə¦kan·ik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
C6H6N2O2 A crystalline compound formed as an intermediate in the degradative pathway of histidine.
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He recently has focused on a specific skin-barrier protein called filaggrin, which is broken down into a molecule called urocanic acid the most potent absorber of UVB light in the skin, according to Elias.
One such compound is urocanic acid found on the epidermis layer of human skin and more prevalent when sweating.
A further 8 treatments (humic acid, mannitol, sucrose, root exudates, thiamin, urocanic acid, cellulose, fulvic acid) showed an increase in the amount of cumulative C[O.
According to the company, Gamma-PGA is an effective hydrophilic humectant capable of increasing the production of NMFs including pyrrolidonecarboxylic acid (PCA), lactic acid and urocanic acid as compared to hyaluronic acid and soluble collagen.
The physical properties of the substances, melanin and urocanic acid, change with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.
1, Geraniol, Imidazolidinyl urea, Kathon CG, Lactose, Mineral oil, Oleic acid, Parabens, Quaternium-15, Rosin, Saccharin and Talc down to Urocanic acid.