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Seeing Is Believing: Vitamin A Promotes Skin Health through a Host-Derived Antibiotic.

08:00 EDT 12th June 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Seeing Is Believing: Vitamin A Promotes Skin Health through a Host-Derived Antibiotic."

In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Harris et al. (2019) show that members of the resistin-like molecule (RELM) family are bactericidal, antimicrobial peptides that promote skin defenses in a vitamin-A-dependent manner. Administration of vitamin A analogs triggers RELM, which improves host resistance against skin pathogens in mice.

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Name: Cell host & microbe
ISSN: 1934-6069
Pages: 769-770

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