Defensins in atopic eczema paper online

Defensins in atopic eczema paper online


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:


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