Recent advances in our understanding of inflammatory skin diseases now afford an opportunity to delve deeper into microbial/host interactions in acne. Agak et al. report that Propionibacterium acnes induces IL-17 expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and present new evidence that IL-17+ cells are found in the perifollicular infiltrate of comedones. Additional studies are needed to assess the clinical relevance of IL-17 in acne.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology