Lucky number seven: RNase 7 can prevent staphylococcus aureus skin colonization

John S. Cho, Caiyun Xuan, Lloyd S. Miller

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Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus colonization is a major risk factor for infection. In this issue, Simanski et al. demonstrate that the antimicrobial peptide RNase 7 is essential for preventing S. aureus colonization in human skin. These findings suggest that therapeutic interventions aimed at targeting RNase 7 production in the skin may be a novel strategy to protect against S. aureus infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2703-2706
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Volume130
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology

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