Researchers find two proteins behind rosacea condition

08/5/2007 | MSNBC

Rosacea symptoms occur when the overproduction of a pair of inflammatory proteins results in excessive levels of a third protein, a new study says. People with rosacea had too much cathelicidin, as well as high levels of stratum corneum tryptic enzymes, the precursor of the disease-causing peptide. "Too much SCTE and too much cathelicidin leads to the abnormal peptides that cause the symptoms of this disease," one researcher said.

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