Targeting DNA repair in skin: Role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor

Dr. Thomas Haarmann-Stemmann  from Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany will present his study on “Targeting DNA repair in skin: Role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor” during  Porto Skin Ageing & Challenges Congress 2019 which will be held in Porto, on February 25-27, 2019.

“DNA damage induced by UV radiation and the failure of appropriate cell rescue (DNA repair) or cell death (apoptosis) responses foster skin cancer development and skin aging. In this lecture, I will introduce the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a ligand-activated and UV-sensitive transcription factor, as a negative regulator of nucleotide excision repair, which critically contributes to skin photocarcinogenesis.”

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