The Skin Microbiome: Is It Affected by UV-induced Immune Suppression?

@inproceedings{Patra2016TheSM,
  title={The Skin Microbiome: Is It Affected by UV-induced Immune Suppression?},
  author={VijayKumar Patra and Scott Napier Byrne and Peter Wolf},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2016}
}
Human skin apart from functioning as a physical barricade to stop the entry of pathogens, also hosts innumerable commensal organisms. The skin cells and the immune system constantly interact with microbes, to maintain cutaneous homeostasis, despite the challenges offered by various environmental factors. A major environmental factor affecting the skin is ultraviolet radiation (UV-R) from sunlight. UV-R is well known to modulate the immune system, which can be both beneficial and deleterious. By… CONTINUE READING