Illuminating the role of vitamin a in skin innate immunity and the skin microbiome: A narrative review

Fritzlaine C. Roche, Tamia A. Harris-Tryon

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Abstract

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in skin immunity. Deficien-cies in Vitamin A have been linked to impaired immune response and increased susceptibility to skin infections and inflammatory skin disease. This narrative review summarizes recent primary evidence that elucidates the role of vitamin A and its derivatives on innate immune regulators through mechanisms that promote skin immunity and sustain the skin microbiome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number302
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalNutrients
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Innate immunity
  • Retinoic acid
  • Skin immunity
  • Skin microbiome
  • Vitamin A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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