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-Original Philips UVA facial tanner lamp and 5mm thick UVB glass filter.
-The UVA spectrum that reached the lamp was 310-400nm; reaching UVA spectrum was 99.9% and UVB was 0.1%.
-Hair on the abdomen shaved for UVA irradiation.
-Suspension of 50000 B16-F1 or B16-F10 cells injected in the tail vein.
-Immediate 8J/cm2 of UVA. Some animals were exposed to two more doses (UVA 8J/cm2) on two consecutive post-injection days.
-A control group received the B16-F10 cells but not the UVA, a group only received saline.
-Mice terminated 14 days post-injection, lungs extracted and fixed (Bouuin), then dissection with a dissecting microscope.
-After qualitative evaluation, paraffin, sections in 5microns, hematoxyline-eosin, Melan A, N-cadherin, E-cadherin.