filaggrin filaggrin

Definition(s):

  • (n) the main protein of the keratohyalin granules

News

  1. Researchers Identify First Genetic Mutations Linked to Persistent Atopic Dermatitis in African-American Children

    A new report by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that loss-of-function mutations to Filaggrin-2 (FLG2), a gene that creates a protein responsible for retaining moisture and protecting the skin from environmental irritants, were associated with atopic dermatitis in African American children.
    on November 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. First genetic mutations linked to atopic dermatitis identified in African-American children

    Two specific genetic variations in people of African descent are responsible for persistent atopic dermatitis, an itchy, inflammatory form of the skin disorder eczema. A new report by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that loss-of-function mutations to Filaggrin-2, a gene that creates a protein responsible for retaining moisture and protecting ...
    on November 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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