The research Decapeptide-12 is an oligopeptide with anti-tyrosinase activity. It is under active investigation for its ability to help improve both skin tone and skin texture. It especially works well to heal skin damage from photodamage.
Decapeptide-12 is a dodecapeptide (a chain of 12 amino acids) and has a molecular weight of approximately 1020.12 and has been identified to have anti-tyrosinase activity.
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It has been suggested that Decapeptide-12 is able to suppress melanin formation and tyrosinase activity in vitro. In in vitro studies, Decapeptide-12 showed dose-dependent effects in suppressing melanin production and tyrosinase activity. Its ability to inhibit tyrosinase has been attributed to the presence of the Arg-Trp-Met sequence in its structure.
There is evidence that Decapeptide-12 inhibits tyrosinase by binding to tyrosinase at a specific site on the enzyme. It may act by competing with tyrosinase for substrate or by inhibiting the transfer of the intermediate of tyrosine to the enzyme.
Decapeptide-12 and its derivatives have also been shown to increase the rate of melanin synthesis and reduce tyrosinase activity.
The anti-tyrosinase properties of Decapeptide-12, is expected to give beneficial effect on the appearance of certain skin conditions, including reducing the look of age spots, pigmented scars, age spots, freckles, melasma, and acne.
Due to its ability to reduce pigmentation, Decapeptide-12 could also be effective as a topical ingredient in the treatment of hyperpigmentation.
It could also be useful in the treatment of melasma and other skin conditions which cause a darkening effect on the skin and which are also treated by reduction of skin pigmentation, for example, erythropoietin. Erythropoietin is a hormone that stimulates the formation of red blood cells in the bone marrow and also protects them from being destroyed. In individuals who have had blood loss from disease or surgical procedures, erythropoietin helps restore the number of red blood cells to their normal levels.
The development of methods to enhance the production and purification of decapeptide-12 have been ongoing for many years.