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The present invention is directed to methods of using pro-NAD agents capable of enhancing the dermal and epidermal skin cell NAD content. These pro-NAD agents may be administered topically, orally, or parenterally to enhance DNA repair and other protective responses to DNA damage. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising pro-NAD agents that effectively elevate intracellular NAD content. Finally, the invention relates to the method of using the pro-NAD agents to treat disorders such as sunburn and other skin deterioration that results from DNA damage in skin cells.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Jacobson, Elaine L. and Jacobson, Myron, "Method for Enhancing Protective Cellular Responses to Genotoxic Stress in Skin" (2002). Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences Faculty Patents. 13.