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|Title:||Identification of antibacterial components in human hair shafts||Authors:||Subbaiah, Roopa S.
Kerk, Swat Kim
Sze, Siu Kwan
Ng, Kee Woei
Adav, Sunil Shankar
Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs)
Human Hair Shafts
|Issue Date:||2018||Source:||Subbaiah, R. S., Kerk, S. K., Lian, Y., Lunny, D., Sze, S. K., Ng, K. W., et al. (2018). Identification of antibacterial components in human hair shafts. Acta Dermato Venereologica, 98(7), 708-710.||Series/Report no.:||Acta Dermato Venereologica||Abstract:||Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are evolutionarily old components of innate immunity. AMPs identified in human skin include defensins, cathelicidin, dermcidin, psoriasin, and RNase7 (1, 2). Some AMPs, such as the human cathelicidin peptide LL-37, are upregulated during inflammation in skin (1). Various microbes colonize the hair follicular canal, and various AMPs may modulate their population and composition (3, 4). It is not known whether the hair shaft per se contains functionally active antimicrobials.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/87924
|ISSN:||0001-5555||DOI:||10.2340/00015555-2952||Rights:||© 2018 Acta Dermato-Venereologica. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license. www.medicaljournals.se/acta||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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