BACKGROUND: A number of cytokines, growth factors and inflammatory mediators made by keratinocytes, fibroblasts and potentially other cells in the skin were shown to augment melanin production and/or melanin transfer to keratinocytes. A lot of studies were done to investigate the mechanisms. But there was no studies about sequential relationship between the suggestive factors. OBJECT: To measure the changes in expressions of ET-1, MITF, and PAR-2 after UV exposure on skin in Korean. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We established an immunohistochemical staining protocol for specimens which were obtained from UV-irradiated skin in four healthy Korean males on the 2nd, 4th, 7th days after UV irradiation. RESULT: This study reveals the sequential relationship between ET-1, MITF, and PAR-2. ET-1 was increased at day 2 and decreased at day 4 and 7. MITF increased gradually day 2, day 4, and day 7. PAR-2 increased at day 4 and increased once more at day 7.
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