Langerhans cells are strongly reduced in the skin of transgenic mice overexpressing follistatin in the epidermis.


Activins are members of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) family and are important for skin morphogenesis and wound healing. TGF-beta1 is necessary for the population of the epidermis with Langerhans cells (LC). However, a role for activin in LC biology is not known. To address this question, we analyzed skin from transgenic mice overexpressing… (More)


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