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Volume 20 Issue 11, November 2019

Volume 20 Issue 11

Sensory neurons and skin allergy

Gaudenzio and colleagues show that house dust mite extracts directly activate TRPV1+ sensory neurons, which drive the development of allergic skin inflammation by inducing the degranulation of mast cells through release of the neuropeptide substance P.

See Serhan et al.

Image: Nicolas Gaudenzio. Cover Design: Erin Dewalt

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