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UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)

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UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)

Postby John3373 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:41 pm

Does UV level increase the rate of pigmentation in skin? ( Stimulation of melanocytes...)

Or if the UV level is high enough, ie 4 and above, is pigmentation purely based on time exposure to sunlight if the UV level is 10+.

And would this be the same for pigment in the lips/mucous skin tissue?

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Re: UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)

Postby rat554 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:52 pm

it is based on the intensity of vu rays as the pigment melanin is purely designed for protection from uv rays is is deffinetey effected by the intensity of the light
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