NRS research results explained

Written by on October 2, 2009 in National Rosacea Society, research foundation with 1 Comment

The NRS has just posted an easy-to-read summary of recent NRS funded research results.

The update mentions the `Gallo Research’ and describes it ; “Dr. Richard Gallo at the University of California-San Diego found a consistently aberrant innate immune response in individuals with rosacea to environmental and emotional triggers.”

Spin-off research related to type I interferon, plasmacytoid dendritic cells and enzyme involvement is also underway.

A possible link between flushing and inflammation via endothelin-converting enzyme (ECE) is being studied and gets a mention.

Finally the role of G and beta-arrestin proteins in a particular type of flushing and the demodex bacteria Bacillus oleronius are also discussed.

Check out the full rosacea research update for more information.

More Background

Also see the related Rosacea News items around these some of these studies:

demodex bacteria, one baby step at a time

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Focus on cathelicidin and its role in rosacea

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  1. rhonda says:

    wow.. wonderful link! Kudos and Many Thanks!

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