Integumentary System

This system includes the skin, hair, sweat glands, and nails. It protects the body against loss of water, abrasion and infection. Common disorders include skin cancer, warts, acne, burns, eczema, vitiligo, and psoriasis.

Fragrance allergens linalool and limonene allylic hydroperoxides in skin allergy: mechanisms of action focusing on transcription factor Nrf2

Raffalli C, Clouet E, Kuresepi S, Damiens MH, Lepoittevin JP, Pallardy M, Ferret PJ, Giménez-Arnau E, Kerdine-Römer S Toxicology Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is regarded as the most frequent expression of immunotoxicity in humans. Many odorant terpenes commonly used in fragrance compositions are considered as weak skin sensitizers, whereas some of their… Read more »

Effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal absorption in vitro of Chuanxiong and penetration mechanism of skin blood flow (Only Available in Chinese)

Zhu XF, Luo J, Guan YM, Yu YT, Jin C, Zhu WF, Liu HN Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper was to explore the effects of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil on transdermal absorption in vitro of Chuanxiong, and to investigate the possible penetration mechanism of their essential oil from the perspective of skin… Read more »

Chemical Composition, Cytotoxic, Apoptotic and Antioxidant Activities of Main Commercial Essential Oils in Palestine: A Comparative Study

A Al-Tamimi M, Rastall B, M Abu-Reidah I Medicines (Basel), 2016 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are complex mixtures of several components gifted with a wide array of biological activities. The present research was designed to evaluate whether commercial essential oils could be effective by examining their in vitro antioxidant, cytotoxic, and apoptotic properties of nine commercially available EOs… Read more »

Essential Oils’ Chemical Characterization and Investigation of Some Biological Activities: A Critical Review

Dhifi W, Bellili S, Jazi S, Bahloul N, Mnif W Medicines (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: This review covers literature data summarizing, on one hand, the chemistry of essential oils and, on the other hand, their most important activities. Essential oils, which are complex mixtures of volatile compounds particularly abundant in aromatic plants, are mainly composed of terpenes biogenerated… Read more »

The effects of aroma massage and foot bath on psychophysiological response in stroke patients

Lee JH, Seo EK, Shim JS, Chung SP Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: This research aimed to examine the effects of back massage and foot bath with blended essential oil on psychophysiological response in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 14 adult stroke patients randomly divided into the experimental group (7 patients) and… Read more »

In Vitro Efficacy of Essential Oil Mouthrinse versus Dentifrices

Serbiak B, Fourre T, Geonnotti AR, Gambogi RJ Journal of Dentistry, 2017 OBJECTIVES: To compare the antimicrobial efficacy and kill penetration of essential oils (EO) mouthrinse versus stannous fluoride, and triclosan dentifrice slurries on saliva-derived biofilms using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). METHODS: Saliva-derived biofilms were grown for 48hours on hydroxyapatite discs using pooled, homogenized… Read more »

A Review on Influencing Factors on the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration of Essential Oils

Van de Vel E, Sampers I, Raes K Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2017 ABSTRACT: With growing interest in essential oils as natural preservatives in the food industry, the literature is expanding enormously. To understand the antimicrobial activity of essential oils, the antimicrobial mechanism of individual essential oil (EO) compounds, and their minimum inhibitory concentrations… Read more »

α-Bisabolol improves 5-aminolevulinic acid retention in buccal tissues: Potential application in the photodynamic therapy of oral cancer

Quintanilha NP, Dos Santos Miranda Costa I, Freiman de Souza Ramos M, Campos de Oliveira Miguel N, Riemma Pierre MB Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2017 CONTEXT: 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a prodrug used in photodynamic therapy (PDT) of tumors, including cancer of the oral mucosa. 5-ALA poorly penetrates oral tissues due to its high… Read more »

Topical Menthol for Treatment of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Cortellini A, Verna L, Cannita K, Napoleoni L, Parisi A, Ficorella C, Porzio G Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 2017 ABSTRACT: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a frequent treatment-limiting factor that significantly impairs patients’ everyday life, also because of a lack of valid palliative options. Here, we report a case of a male patient with a history of metastatic… Read more »

Carvacrol promotes angiogenic paracrine potential and endothelial differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells at low concentrations

Matluobi D, Araghi A, Maragheh BFA, Rezabakhsh A, Soltani S, Khaksar M, Siavashi V, Feyzi A, Bagheri HS, Rahbarghazi R, Montazersaheb S Microvascular Research, 2017 OBJECTIVES: Phenolic monoterpene compound, named Carvacrol, has been found to exert different biological outcomes. It has been accepted that the angiogenic activity of human mesenchymal stem cells was crucial in the… Read more »