skin autofluorescence

skin autofluorescence

The abnormal fluorescence of the skin of patients with either diabetes mellitus or excessive oxidative stress when exposed to ultraviolet light. It results from the accumulation of advanced glycosylation end products (AGE) in tissues. AGE accumulation has been linked to cardiovascular diseases, impairments in glucose tolerance, and renal failure.
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The comparison of skin autofluorescence intensity image and image of autofluorescence photobleaching rates, both extracted from the skin video at UV-illumination, is illustrated at Fig.
Reconstruction of in vivo skin autofluorescence spectrum from microscopic properties by Monte Carlo simulation.
COPENHAGEN -- Skin autofluorescence is a strong and independent predictor of mortality in patients with well-controlled type 2 diabetes, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
Andries Smit, head of the vascular unit of the University Medical Center in Groningen, the Netherlands, and medical director and founder of DiagnOptics, which markets a skin autofluorescence (AF) measuring device called the AGE Reader.
Yellow color represents skin autofluorescence excited by 405 nm; Purple color represents zinc oxide nanoparticle distribution in skin (stratum corneum) excited by 770 nm, with collagen-induced faint SHG signals in the dermal layer.
Using the same properties, a noninvasive method has been developed for assessing accumulation of AGEs in dermal proteins by measuring skin autofluorescence with a dedicated device.