Pharmacological targeting of the epidermal barrier

Kemény, L. and Nagy, N. and Csoma, Zs. and Szabó, K. and Erős, G. (2016) Pharmacological targeting of the epidermal barrier. CURRENT PHARMACEUTICAL DESIGN, 22. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1381-6128

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The most important function of the skin is to form a barrier between the body and the external environment. The epidermal barrier prevents transepidermal water loss from the skin, but also serves as a barrier to the entry of harmful environmental allergic, toxic or infectious substances. Inherited defects in the genes encoding the components of the epidermal barrier result in the development of rare genetic disorders, whereas polymorphisms in these genes together with environmental factors cause frequent inflammatory skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis. In this review, components of the skin-barrier function will be reviewed with special emphasis on how the altered epidermal barrier might be repaired. The different strategies to increase the transdermal penetration of drugs is also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cutaneous barrier, barrier development, barrier impairment, barrier repair
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > RL Dermatology / bőrgyógyászat
Depositing User: Dr. Kornélia Szabó
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 06:56
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 12:28

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