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Discovery of Molecule Could Lead to End of Sunburn Pain, Duke University Study



8/6/2013 6:29:53 AM

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The painful, red skin that comes from too much time in the sun is caused by a molecule abundant in the skin's epidermis, a new study shows. Blocking this molecule, called TRPV4, greatly protects against the painful effects of sunburn. The results were published the week of Aug. 5 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Early Edition online.

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