Clinical significance of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and galectin-7 in tape-stripped stratum corneum of acne vulgaris.
- Kosuke Watanabe,
- Takashi Yoshino,
- Misaki Takahashi,
- Shinya Kondo,
- Minako Takahashi,
- Shoko Matsukuma,
- Hideki Mukai,
- Hidetsugu Fukuda
J Dermatol 2018 Feb 22. Epub 2018 Feb 22.
Department of Dermatology, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.
The usefulness of stratum corneum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and stratum corneum galectin-7 as biomarkers of acne vulgaris was studied. A comparison of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin levels on the cheeks of patients with acne vulgaris at the start of the study and at the time of symptom improvement showed a significant decrease. On the other hand, the galectin-7 levels at the time of symptom improvement were significantly higher than those at the start of the study. Read More