An Introduction to Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids

Biological Activities of MAAs and their Applications 7: DNA Protective Property, Wound Healing Effects, Anti-Cancer Effects, And Applications in Horticulture and as a Film Material

Author(s): Hakuto Kageyama * .

Pp: 111-114 (4)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815136081123010013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter describes the research findings on the DNA protection, wound healing, and anti-cancer effects of MAAs and their use in horticulture and as a raw material for film-type UV-blocking materials. These applications are additional to the use of MAAs as sunscreen agents and pharmaceuticals applied to humans.

Keywords: Chelating, DNA protection, Euhalothece-362, Mycosporine-2- glycine, Wound healing.

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