The role of the microbiome in scalp hair follicle biology and disease

  title={The role of the microbiome in scalp hair follicle biology and disease},
  author={Katarzyna Polak-Witka and Lidia Rudnicka and Ulrike Blume-Peytavi and Annika Vogt},
  journal={Experimental Dermatology},
  pages={286 - 294}
The skin surface microbiome and its role in skin diseases have received increasing attention over the past years. Beyond, there is evidence for a continuous exchange with the cutaneous immune system in healthy skin, where hair follicles (HFs) provide unique anatomical niches. Especially, scalp HFs form large tubular invaginations, which extend deeply into the skin and harbour a variety of microorganisms. The distinct immunology of HFs with enhanced immune cell trafficking in superficial… 

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