Link Between Immune Defect And Skin Aging

skin agingA team of scientists funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have found that imperfect immunity in skin is major cause for age related skin problems in elderly people.

In humans, the defective immunity in the skin is caused by an inability to activate essential defenses that would otherwise identify the threats and clear them before it lead to irreparable damage to skin, says a team from UCL.

According to past studies, reduction in skin health was put down to potential defects in white blood cells that would usually help to identify and clear skin infections.

But, in an experiment conducted among healthy young individuals under 40 years of age and older people over 70 years of age, it was found that there is nothing wrong with ability of white blood cells , rather it is the inability of the skin tissue to attract T-cells when needed.

Source: Eurekalert


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