San Diego Anti-aging medicine and family practice located in Encinitas CA, Center for Age Management

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Center for Age Management

317 N. El Camino Real, Suite 206
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Phone: 760-633-1315


Mon - Thur: 9am to 5pm
Lunch: 12pm to 1:30pm
Friday: 9am to 12pm
On Fridays, we will have limited staff. You may leave a message and it will be our pleasure to return your call. Any prescriptions, questions or concerns that you have, we will be happy to assist you Monday - Thursday.

Serving other neighboring cities: La Costa, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, San Marcos, Carlsbad, La Jolla, and San Diego County, CA.

The lGF-1IlGF-1R signaling axis in the skin

The lGF-1IlGF-1R signaling axis in the skin: a new role for the dermis in aging-associated skin cancer.
Lewis DA, Travers JB, Somani AK, .
Department of Dermatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.
The appropriate response of human keratinocytes to ultraviolet-B (UVB) is dependent on the activation status of the insulin-like growth factor 1 (lGF-1) receptor. Keratinocytes Ql’OWfl in conditions in which the IGF-1 receptor is inactive inappropriately replicate in the presence of UVB-induced DNA damage. In human skin, epidermal keratinocytes do not express IGF-1, and hence the IGF-1 receptor on keratinocytes is activated by IGF-1 secreted from dermal fibroblasts. We now show that the IGF-1 produced by human fibroblasts is essential for the appropriate UVB response of keratinocytes. Furthennore, the expression of IGF-1 is silenced in senescent fibroblasts in vitro. Using quantitative reverse transcriptase-PCR and immunohistochemisty, we can show that IGF-1 expression is also silenced in geriatric dermis in vivo. The diminished IGF-1 expression in geriatric skin correlates with an inappropriate UVB response in geriatric volmteers. finally, the appropriate UVB response is restored in geriatric skin in vivo through pre treatment with exogenous IGF-1. These studies provide further evidence for a role of the IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R) in suppressing UVB-induced carcinogenesis, suggest that fibroblasts have a critical role in maintaining appropriate activation of the keratinocyte lGF-1R, and imply that reduced expression of lGF-1 in geriatric skin could be an important component in the development of aging-related non-melanoma skin cancer.