Published in Angiogenesis Weekly, February 27th, 2004
"Sarcoptes scabiei lives in the stratum corneum of its mammalian host. Keratinocytes and fibroblasts are among the first cells to encounter the burrowing mite and its products. The aim of this study was to determine if molecules in an extract of S. scabiei modulate the expression of cytokines by keratinocytes and fibroblasts," scientists writing in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene report.
"Human keratinocytes and fibroblasts were exposed to an extract of S. scabiei var. canis in the absence or presence of Escherichia coli...
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