Sun-induced freckling: Ephelides and solar lentigines

Praetorius, Christian, Sturm, Richard A. and Steingrimsson, Eirikur (2014) Sun-induced freckling: Ephelides and solar lentigines. Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research, 27 3: 339-350. doi:10.1111/pcmr.12232

Author Praetorius, Christian
Sturm, Richard A.
Steingrimsson, Eirikur
Title Sun-induced freckling: Ephelides and solar lentigines
Journal name Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-148X
Publication date 2014-05-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/pcmr.12232
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 3
Start page 339
End page 350
Total pages 12
Place of publication Malden, United States
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Freckles, the lay term for ephelides and lentigines, are important pigmentation characteristics observed in humans. Both are affected by sunlight; ephelides are largely genetically determined but induced by sunlight, whereas lentigines are induced by sun exposure and photodamage of the skin. However, despite being commonly observed, we know very little about them. Here, we review the current status of knowledge about freckles and propose a model for their formation.
Keyword Ephelides
Solar lentigines
Stem cells
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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