pH in nature, humans and skin

@article{Proksch2018pHIN,
  title={pH in nature, humans and skin},
  author={Ehrhardt Proksch},
  journal={The Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2018},
  volume={45}
}
  • E. Proksch
  • Published 4 June 2018
  • Biology
  • The Journal of Dermatology
The pH plays an important physiological role in nature and humans. pH varies from 1 to 8 in human organs with tight regulation in blood and epithelia of barrier organs. The physiological pH of the stratum corneum is 4.1–5.8 and several mechanisms contribute to its formation: filaggrin degradation, fatty acid content, sodium‐hydrogen exchanger (NHE1) activation and melanosome release. First, the acidic pH of the stratum corneum was considered to present an antimicrobial barrier preventing… 

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