Mechanisms of photo(chemo)therapy



  • UVB, UVA, and psoralen plus UVA (PUVA) therapy exert a variety of immunomodulatory effects on human skin. Induction of apoptosis in skin-infiltrating T cells is the basic mechanism in UVA phototherapy of atopic dermatitis. The mechanisms by which UVA-1 and UVB radiation induce T-cell apoptosis differ markedly. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783540366928
  • Start Page

  • 63
  • End Page

  • 77