Skin immune system

Gubaš, Andrea (2011) Skin immune system. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Primary function of the skin is a mechanical barrier, which makes it a key organ of native, unspecific immune system. But, if some patogen or any other enviromental factor enters through that barrier, a series of different mechanisms in skin are activated and therefore can be induced a specific immunological response. Immunological responses in skin can be cellular, in which mediators are immunological or other skin cells, or they can be humoral, in which mediators are soluble substances like antibodies, cytokines, chemokines, antimicrobial peptides, complements and other. Skin diseases like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne or tumors affect high percentage of human population, and their origin could be a concequence after some genetical or immunological disorder.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Oršolić, Nada
Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 24
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 12:49
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2014 12:49

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