People experiencing vitamin a deficiency, more than others at risk of skin infections.
Scientists have long ago discovered this rule and have developed special strategies for treating such diseases. Synthetic vitamin a (retinoid) is prescribed for patients with acne, acne, psoriasis, and other diagnoses.
But the exact mechanism of action of the vitamin on the skin for a long time remained unexplored.
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They have discovered a previously unknown protein family registeroption molecules, called RELMα. It acts as an antibiotic, destroying harmful bacteria in the epidermis, and just need the vitamin A.
The scientists noted that the skin is the largest organ of the human body and it protects our body from diseases.
If the immune system of the skin is destroyed, there is infection. According to statistics, it is a skin infection caused by bacteria (such as Streptococcus), are the most frequent cause of visits to doctors.
Experiments with laboratory mice confirmed the researchers ‘ conclusions. Rodents who were given enough vitamin, lose their ability to produce RELMα and more often their fellow men suffered from skin problems.
However, according to the researchers, they found the effect of the protein only on bacterial infections. In the next phase it is planned to study the nature of inflammatory diseases such as acne and psoriasis.
Previously, scientists have found that vitamin D improves cognitive abilities of older people, but however, slows their reactions, which potentially can lead to injury.