Old King Coal - molecular mechanisms underlying an ancient treatment for atopic eczema

Irwin McLean, Alan D. Irvine

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    Abstract

    Traditional remedies for common disorders have been known for centuries, but insight into their mechanism of action is often limited. In this issue of the JCI, Joost Schalkwijk's research group at the Radboud. University Nijmegen Medical Centre in The Netherlands advances our understanding of why topical coal tar is an effective treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD), both rationalizing the use of this traditional medicine, and providing the scientific basis for new therapeutic approaches.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)551-553
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
    Volume123
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • FILAGGRIN
    • DERMATITIS
    • SKIN
    • MUTATIONS
    • ICHTHYOSIS VULGARIS
    • TAR

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