Fat Cells And The Skin Barrier?
What do fat cells have to do with the function of the epidermal permeability barrier? Before the recent International Investigative Dermatology Meeting in Orlando, we – although generally obsessed with all things related to the skin’s permeability barrier – would reluctantly have had to admit, “Alas, nothing.”
Therefore, we were most intrigued to learn of the discovery by Dr. S. Hong, of Dankook University in Cheonan, Korea, and his colleagues that some of our fat cells are at work, fine-tuning the permeability barrier. [Read more…] about 2018 IID Meeting Update: Even Fat Is Linked To The Skin Barrier