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Protect the skin, build barriers: Old acquaintance in a new role

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(University of Cologne) To ensure the barrier function of the skin, mutual regulation of connections between epidermal cells and a receptor for growth factors is necessary. These findings can help to reduce the effects of inflammatory skin diseases and the decreased barrier function of the aged skin. The mechanism was described by a team of researchers led by Carien Niessen of the Cluster of Excellence for aging research, CECAD/Cologne. The results have been published in Nature Communications.

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