Filaggrin mutations and allergic contact sensitization

Jon M. Hanifin

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In this issue, Novak et al. (2008) provide evidence that filaggrin barrier defects might also predispose to allergic contact dermatitis by allowing greater penetration of chemical haptens. Their report provides a fresh perspective on the issues of contact allergy, nickel sensitization, and stratum corneum defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1362-1364
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology


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