Selective stimulation of cutaneous interleukin 6 expression by skin allergens.


Epidermal cells, both keratinocytes and Langerhans cells, are able to synthesize and secrete a variety of cytokines, many of which influence or are essential for the induction of skin sensitization and the elicitation of local inflammatory reactions. It has been proposed that it may prove possible to distinguish between contact allergens and skin irritants… (More)