Mechanistic Understanding of Contact Allergy
AbstractCosmetic products contain potential contact allergens or precursors that require metabolic conversion or oxidation to generate contact allergens. The most relevant contact allergens are fragrances and preservatives. These substances can pose hazards to human health due to their ability to activate T cells that can cause allergic contact dermatitis, an inflammatory skin disease. In recent years, much progress has been made in the elucidation of the mechanistic basis for immune system activation by contact allergens. This is essential for the development of better diagnostic tools, targeted therapies and animal-free in vitro assays for contact allergen identification. This overview will highlight some aspects of the activation of innate and adaptive immune responses by contact allergens. View Full-Text
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Martin, S.F. Mechanistic Understanding of Contact Allergy. Cosmetics 2016, 3, 8.
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Martin, Stefan F. 2016. "Mechanistic Understanding of Contact Allergy." Cosmetics 3, no. 1: 8.
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