European Epidermal Barrier Research Network

European Epidermal Barrier Research Network

European Epidermal Barrier Research Network

European Epidermal Barrier Research Network

Research Focus

  1. Skin epidermal barrier and the mechanisms involved in its generation and maintenance

  2. Skin immunology and skin inflammation

  3. Role of epithelial surfaces in regulation of immune system

  4. Function of skin immune system in steady state and in diseases

  5. Atopic diseases

  6. Gene regulation and gene therapy



Research Focus Picture


Important Publications

  1. Sundnes O, Pietka W, Loos T, Sponheim J, Rankin AL, Pflanz S, Bertelsen V, Sitek JC, Hol J, Haraldsen G & Khnykin D - IL-33 Expression in Skin During Homeostasis and Acute Inflammation: Important Species- and Cell-Specific Differences. Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID), 2015, 135, 1771-1780

  2. Lin MH & Khnykin D Fatty acid transporters in skin development, function and disease. Invited review Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Mar;1841(3):362-8

  3. Lin C, Hindes A, Burns CJ, Koppel AC, Kiss A, Yin Y, Ma L, Blumenberg M, Khnykin D, Jahnsen FL, Crosby SD, Ramanan N, Efimova T. Serum Response Factor controls transcriptional network regulating epidermal function and hair follicle morphogenesis. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Mar;133(3):608-17

  4. Khnykin D., Rønnevig J., Johnson M., Sitek JC., Blaas HG, Hausser I., Johansen FE and Jahnsen F. – Ichthyosis prematurity syndrome (Ichthyosis congenita type IV): Detailed clinical evaluation of 17 families with a rare disorder of lipid metabolism. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Apr;66(4):606-16

  5. Blaas HG, Salvesen KA, Khnykin D, Jahnsen F and Eik-Nes SH - Prenatal sonographic assessment and perinatal course of ichthyosis prematurity syndrome. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr;39(4):473-7

  6. Khnykin D, Miner JH, Jahnsen F. Role of fatty acid transporters in epidermis: Implications for health and disease. Invited review Dermatoendocrinol. 2011 Apr;3(2):53-61

  7. Inhoff O, Hausser I, Schneider SW, Khnykin D, Jahnsen FL, Sartoris J, Goerdt S and Peitsch WK. – Ichthyosis prematurity syndrome caused by a novel fatty acid transport protein 4 gene mutation in a German infant. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jun;147(6):750-2

last update: 2015, August