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Study Shows Estrogen Does Not Stimulate Collagen on Sun-damaged Skin

Posted: September 26, 2008

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Authors in addition to Rittie were: Sewon Kang, MD, professor of dermatology; John J. Voorhees, MD, the Duncan and Ella Poth Distinguished Professor and chair, Department of Dermatology; and Gary J. Fisher, PhD, Harry Helfman Professor of Molecular Dermatology.

A grant from Pfizer Inc. supported the research in part. Voorhees was a consultant for Pfizer Inc. and received consulting payments.

Journal reference: 1. Laure Rittie; Sewon Kang; John J. Voorhees; Gary J. Fisher. Induction of Collagen by Estradiol: Difference Between Sun-Protected and Photodamaged Human Skin In Vivo. Arch Dermatol., 2008; 144(9): 1129-1140

Adapted from materials provided by University of Michigan Health System, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

ScienceDaily, September 15, 2008