Our latest research paper, is now published (in online “pre-journal edit” form) in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (with Open Access funded by the MRC), describing the novel activity of the antimicrobial / host defence peptide human beta-defensin 2 (hBD2) to the protect skin barrier function against Staphylococcus aureus protease, with significance for Atopic Dermatitis:
Wang, B.*, McHugh, B. J.*, Qureshi, A.*, Campopiano, D. J., Clarke, D. J., Fitzgerald, J. R., Dorin, J. R., Weller, R., Davidson, D. J.
IL-1beta-induced protection of keratinocytes against Staphylococcus aureus-secreted proteases is mediated by human beta defensin 2.
J. Invest. Derm. (2016) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2016.08.025
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