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Fatty Acids and Inflammatory Skin Diseases

  • Jens-Michael Schröder

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

About this book


Fatty acids play an important role in the barrier function of skin and represent a major source of proinflammatory mediators such as prostaglandins, leukotrienes and other lipids in inflammatory skin disorders. This book combines the two major functions of fatty acids in skin biology. In the first part the biosynthesis of fatty acids in skin with its role in barrier function as well as the role of dietary fatty acids on skin cell function and in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases is presented. The second part deals with skin as a source of proinflammatory eicosanoids, especially with the keratinocyte as a major cellular source. Metabolism of eicosanoids in skin, its role in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as well as pharmacological inhibition of eicosanoid biosynthesis is reviewed. The book finishes with a chapter describing the methods used for quantification of fatty acids and derivatives in skin inflammation. Anyone interested in skin physiology would benefit from the overviews about the two sites of fatty acids' function in skin integrity and in skin inflammation.


Dermatitis biology cell diseases inflammation metabolism physiology psoriasis skin skin disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens-Michael Schröder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fatty Acids and Inflammatory Skin Diseases
  • Editors Schröder
  • Series Title Progress in Inflammation Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7643-5847-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-0348-9762-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-0348-8761-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 177
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
    Life Sciences, general
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