Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co.

Itabashi-ku, Japan

Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co.

Itabashi-ku, Japan

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Masaki H.,Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co.
Journal of Dermatological Science | Year: 2010

Intracellular and extracellular oxidative stress initiated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) advance skin aging, which is characterized by wrinkles and atypical pigmentation. Because UV enhances ROS generation in cells, skin aging is usually discussed in relation to UV exposure. The use of antioxidants is an effective approach to prevent symptoms related to photo-induced aging of the skin. In this review, the mechanisms of ROS generation and ROS elimination in the body are summarized. The effects of ROS generated in the skin and the roles of ROS in altering the skin are also discussed. In addition, the effects of representative antioxidants on the skin are summarized with a focus on skin aging. © 2010 Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology.


Yahagi S.,Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co. | Koike M.,Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co. | Okano Y.,Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co. | Masaki H.,Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co. | Masaki H.,Nikko Chemicals Co.
International Journal of Cosmetic Science | Year: 2011

Synopsis Recent studies have demonstrated that lysophospholipids (LPL) play critical roles in several biological signal transduction pathways to maintain the homoeostasis of cells, tissues and organs. Among them, lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) has been identified as a lipid mediator that induces morphological improvement in the epidermis in mice. In this study, we examined the effects of LPL (soybean-derived phospholipids modified with phospholipase A2 and C) compared with LPA. We initially examined the effects of LPA on normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEK) focusing on the expression of profilaggrin and serine palmitoyltransferase (SPT) mRNAs. LPA enhanced the expression of profilaggrin and SPT mRNAs via the modulation of Ca2+ influx. Based on those results, the influence of LPL on NHEK was examined and was expanded to analyse the expression of two tight junction-related proteins, occludin and claudin-1. LPL had similar effects to increase profilaggrin and SPT mRNA expression and also stimulated the expression of occludin and claudin-1 at the mRNA and protein levels. In accordance with these results, LPL elicited significant improvements in surface water content in human skin. These findings indicate that LPL has the potential to strengthen the skin moisturizing capability by up-regulating the expression of mRNAs encoding components important to skin barrier function and skin hydration. © 2011 Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the Société Française de Cosmétologie.


Oode C.,Utsunomiya University | Shimada W.,Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology | Shimada W.,Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co. | Izutsu Y.,Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co. | And 4 more authors.
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry | Year: 2014

Dihydroresveratrol glucoside 1 isolated from Camellia oleifera and its xyloside derivative 2 were synthesized for the first time in 5 steps from TBS-protected aldehyde 4. Natural product 1 is a potent melanogenesis inhibitor in B16F0 melanoma cells (approximately 40 fold more potent than kojic acid). In contrast, the synthetic product 2 stimulates melanogenesis, suggesting that a single hydroxymethyl group in the glycoside substituent of dihydroresveratrols is responsible for inhibition or activation of melanogenesis. © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS.


PubMed | Utsunomiya University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co.
Type: | Journal: Carbohydrate research | Year: 2016

Dihydroresveratrol cellobioside and xylobioside, whose structures were designed based on that of the naturally occurring melanogenesis-controlling agent dihydroresveratrol glucoside, were synthesized via Schmidt glycosylation as the key step. Both analogues stimulated melanogenesis with efficacies comparable to that of 8-methoxypsoralen, a well-known melanogenesis activator. This suggests that diglycosyl modification of the 4-OH on the dihydroresveratrol skeleton leads to the activation of melanogenesis, both with and without hydroxymethyl groups in the sugar moieties.


PubMed | Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of dermatological science | Year: 2010

Intracellular and extracellular oxidative stress initiated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) advance skin aging, which is characterized by wrinkles and atypical pigmentation. Because UV enhances ROS generation in cells, skin aging is usually discussed in relation to UV exposure. The use of antioxidants is an effective approach to prevent symptoms related to photo-induced aging of the skin. In this review, the mechanisms of ROS generation and ROS elimination in the body are summarized. The effects of ROS generated in the skin and the roles of ROS in altering the skin are also discussed. In addition, the effects of representative antioxidants on the skin are summarized with a focus on skin aging.


PubMed | Nikkol Group Cosmos Technical Center Co
Type: Clinical Trial | Journal: International journal of cosmetic science | Year: 2011

Recent studies have demonstrated that lysophospholipids (LPL) play critical roles in several biological signal transduction pathways to maintain the homoeostasis of cells, tissues and organs. Among them, lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) has been identified as a lipid mediator that induces morphological improvement in the epidermis in mice. In this study, we examined the effects of LPL (soybean-derived phospholipids modified with phospholipase A2 and C) compared with LPA. We initially examined the effects of LPA on normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEK) focusing on the expression of profilaggrin and serine palmitoyltransferase (SPT) mRNAs. LPA enhanced the expression of profilaggrin and SPT mRNAs via the modulation of Ca(2+) influx. Based on those results, the influence of LPL on NHEK was examined and was expanded to analyse the expression of two tight junction-related proteins, occludin and claudin-1. LPL had similar effects to increase profilaggrin and SPT mRNA expression and also stimulated the expression of occludin and claudin-1 at the mRNA and protein levels. In accordance with these results, LPL elicited significant improvements in surface water content in human skin. These findings indicate that LPL has the potential to strengthen the skin moisturizing capability by up-regulating the expression of mRNAs encoding components important to skin barrier function and skin hydration.

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