Research Papers: Sensing

Comparison of different cutaneous carotenoid sensors and influence of age, skin type, and kinetic changes subsequent to intake of a vegetable extract

[+] Author Affiliations
Martina C. Meinke, Sabine Schanzer, Silke B. Lohan, Maxim E. Darvin, Jürgen Lademann

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Ihar Shchatsinin, Jürgen Helfmann

Laser- und Medizin Technologie GmbH Berlin, Fabeckstr. 60-62, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Henning Vollert

BioActive Food GmbH, Am Ihlsee 36a, 23795 Bad Segeberg, Germany

Björn Magnussen, Wolfang Köcher

Opsolution GmbH, Wilhelmshöher Allee 273a, 34131 Kassel, Germany

J. Biomed. Opt. 21(10), 107002 (Oct 20, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.21.10.107002
History: Received May 9, 2016; Accepted September 29, 2016
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Abstract.  In the last decade, cutaneous carotenoid measurements have become increasingly popular, as carotenoids were found to be a biomarker of nutrition rich in fruits and vegetables, permitting monitoring of the influence of various stress factors. For such measurements, in addition to the specific and selective resonance Raman spectroscopy (RRS), newly developed low expensive small and mobile sensors that are based on spatially resolved reflectance spectroscopy (SRRS) are used for cutaneous carotenoid measurements. Human volunteers of different age exhibiting skin types I to III were investigated using RRS and two SRRS-based sensors to determine the influence of these parameters on the measuring results. In two studies on volunteers of either the same age or skin type, however, the respective other parameter being varied and no significant influences of age or skin type could be detected. Furthermore, the kinetic changes resulting from the intake and discontinued intake of a vegetable extract rich in carotenoids showed a good correlation among the three sensors and with the detected blood carotenoids. This illustrates that the SRRS-based sensors and RRS device provide reliable cutaneous carotenoid values independent of age and skin types I to III of the volunteers.

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Topics

Blood ; Sensors ; Skin

Citation

Martina C. Meinke ; Sabine Schanzer ; Silke B. Lohan ; Ihar Shchatsinin ; Maxim E. Darvin, et al.
"Comparison of different cutaneous carotenoid sensors and influence of age, skin type, and kinetic changes subsequent to intake of a vegetable extract", J. Biomed. Opt. 21(10), 107002 (Oct 20, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.21.10.107002


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