The skin-lightening effects of Artocarpin on UVB-induced pigmentation

Kuniyoshi Shimizu, Ryuichiro Kondo, Kokki Sakai, Norio Takeda, Tetsuji Nagahata

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This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of the prenylated flavonol artocarpin from the heartwood of Artocarpus incisus on ultraviolet (UV)-induced hyperpigmentation of guinea pig skin. An efficient lightening effect was observed following topical application of artocarpin to UV-stimulated hyperpigmented dorsal skins of brownish guinea pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalPlanta medica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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