Dialogue between skin microbiota and immunity

  title={Dialogue between skin microbiota and immunity},
  author={Yasmine Belkaid and Julia A Segre},
Human skin, the body’s largest organ, functions as a physical barrier to bar the entry of foreign pathogens, while concomitantly providing a home to myriad commensals. Over a human’s life span, keratinized skin cells, immune cells, and microbes all interact to integrate the processes of maintaining skin’s physical and immune barrier under homeostatic healthy conditions and also under multiple stresses, such as wounding or infection. In this Review, we explore the intricate interactions of… CONTINUE READING

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