An important clue: Fingerprints point to psoriasin in defense aginst E. coli

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Human skin is surprisingly resistant to colonization by Escherichia coli, a prevalent commensal bacterium of the gut flora. An 11-kDa Zn2+-binding protein, psoriasin, is identified as the principal E. coli-bactericidal factor present at the surface of human skin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-13
Number of pages2
JournalNature Immunology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005


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  • Immunology

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