Interleukin-17 is a key cytokine in first-line defence of the skin

ISBN: 9783838117560

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Communication between cells as a prerequisite for life of multicellular organisms is achieved mostly by solvent mediators like hormons, neurotransmitters, cytokines and chemokines. Increasing evidence suggests that a class of cytokines exists that signals from immune cells specifically towards epithelial cells. The most prominent member of these “”tissue-signaling cytokines”” is Interleukin-17 (IL-17). This book illustrates IL-17 is essential to protect the human organism at its skin surface against invading microorganisms. Cellular sources of IL-17 and trigger factors of IL-17 secretion in the skin are defined. Finally, this book identifies two human diseases associated with chronic infections of the skin that are at least partially caused by a disturbed IL-17 pathway – the orphan syndrome “”chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis”” and the very common inflammatory skin disease “”atopic dermatitis/ eczema””.

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Title:
Interleukin-17 is a key cytokine in first-line defence of the skin
ISBN-10:
3838117565
ISBN-13:
9783838117560
Author:
Kilian Eyerich
Publisher:
Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften
Published Date:
20100518
Edition:
1
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
92
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
8.66 H x 5.91 W (inches)

Kilian Eyerich

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