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Phospholipase activity after β-endorphin exposure discriminates Malassezia strains isolated from healthy and seborrhoeic dermatitis skin.

Authors
  • Vlachos, Ch
  • Gaitanis, G
  • Alexopoulos, E C
  • Papadopoulou, C
  • Bassukas, I D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2013
Volume
27
Issue
12
Pages
1575–1578
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2012.04638.x
PMID: 22757641
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

β-endorphin exposure modifies the in vitro phosholipase activity in Malassezia species isolated from SD lesional skin. This is in accordance with emerging evidence that enhanced local lipase activity is involved in the pathogenesis of SD.

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