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Hypochlorous Acid: From Innate Immune Factor and Environmental Toxicant to Chemopreventive Agent Targeting Solar UV-Induced Skin Cancer


Front. Oncol., 29 April 2022
Sec. Skin Cancer
Volume 12 - 2022 |
HOCl has dual roles: as a microbicidal factor in immunity and a global water disinfectant. Its properties determine its reactivity with proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, crucial for immunity and anti-inflammatory therapy. Recent studies show HOCl’s potential in preventing UV-induced skin cancer, highlighting its significance in nonmelanoma skin cancer prevention.

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