Variation in the antimicrobial protein host response upon superficial skin injury. (a) Variation in epidermal mRNA expression levels of eight genes that encode antimicrobial proteins, in normal healthy skin (NS) and upon tape stripping (TS) after 24 hours (n = 5). (b) hBD-2 and elafin protein expression levels before and after tape stripping in several individuals. Scale bar = 100 μm.
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