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[Cutaneous immune system].

Authors
  • Doutre, M-S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2009
Volume
136 Suppl 6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0151-9638(09)72529-3
PMID: 19931681
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Human skin is constantly exposed to environmental factors. It does not only function as a physical barrier but also exhibits the capacity to generate innate and adaptative immune responses. So, the skin protect the host from microbial and chemical insults. However, it may also develop an immune response against malignant cells. Cutaneous immunity can be controlled by some factors such as ageing, ultraviolet irradiation, topical therapies.

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