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Anticancer Res ; 40(2): 719-722, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32014913


AIM: A commercially available light emitting diode (LED) that transmitted narrow band ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation was evaluated for its efficacy and efficiency to produce vitamin D3 in human skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human skin samples were obtained from surgical procedures. The LED had peak emission wavelength of 295 nm. Skin samples were exposed to the UVB-LED for varying times and then were analyzed by high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) to determine the vitamin D3 content. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant time- and dose-dependent increase in the percent of 7-dehydrocholesterol that was converted to vitamin D3 in the skin type II samples; 1.3%±0.5, 2.3%±0.6 and 4.5%±1.67 after exposure to 0.75 (11.7 mJ/cm2), 1.5 (23.4 mJ/cm2) and 3 (46.8 mJ/cm2) minimal erythemal doses (MEDs), respectively. CONCLUSION: The UVB-LED was effective and efficient in generating vitamin D3 in human skin, in vitro. The amount of vitamin D3 production increased in a dose-dependent fashion with increased UVB energy. UVB-LEDs can be developed for devices that can efficiently produce vitamin D3 in human skin.

Colecalciferol/biossíntese , Pele/metabolismo , Pele/efeitos da radiação , Raios Ultravioleta , Colecalciferol/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Desidrocolesteróis/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta à Radiação , Humanos