Genetic defect leads to skin damage

International research team discovers role of ISG15 in skin integrity

The interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) plays an important role in the integrity of the upper skin layer. Researchers from TWINCORE, Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research, together with colleagues from Hannover Medical School (MHH), the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Sohag University Hospital in Egypt and other partners have now investigated this. They have published their results in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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