Research in Wrinkle Reduction and Vialox

by | Sep 23, 2022 | Research

Vialox peptide (also known as Pentapeptide-3V) has been suggested to exhibit potential in preventing muscle contraction by exhibiting a curare-like effect at the neuromuscular junction, disallowing the nervous system signals from reaching the muscles. Vialox peptide is of interest because of its potential to communicate between muscles and nerves.

Vialox peptide has been suggested to interfere with nerve and muscle signal transmission. Signals are transmitted in normal conditions after nerves release acetylcholine from their axons. Contraction may occur after acetylcholine transportation through the neuromuscular junction and binds to a receptor on the muscle.

Vialox peptide may halt contraction by binding to the AChR.[2] Acetylcholine is prevented from binding due to this action, which may induce less binding and fewer muscle contractions.

At the neuromuscular junction, sodium ion release is constrained due to acetylcholine binding to a muscle receptor. Depolarization occurs, which may cause electrical pulses to develop wrinkling and creasing via the muscle contraction. Vialox may inhibit this process by binding to AChR. Vialox peptide inhibits acetylcholine binding when it binds to AChR.

Vialox peptide has been suggested to only affect peripheral AChRs and may not affect central neuronal receptors. Unlike the other nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists. This process suggests that Vialox only acts on the neuromuscular junction. Vialox peptide may potentially reduce skin texture in research cases by up to 11% and relief by 8%, according to one study. Since wrinkle size and ease are considered to be inversely proportional, Vialox may potentially reduce wrinkle development by an average of 8%. Approximately 60% and 47% of the animal subjects were studied.

Vialox (Pentapeptide-3V), composed of lysine, threonine, and serine, is considered to stimulate collagen production while tightening the skin by acting directly on the dermis. Vialox may potentially boost melanin production, a considered protectant against UV damage.


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