The Emerging Role of Peptides and Lipids as Antimicrobial Epidermal Barriers and Modulators of Local Inflammation

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 05/03/2012

Together, both the antimicrobial and the anti–inflammatory activities of these peptides and lipids may serve to create a strong, overlapping immunologic barrier that not only controls the concentrations of cutaneous commensal flora but also the extent to which they induce a localized inflammatory response.

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