Turning acne on/off via mTORC1


  • F. William Danby

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    1. Department of Surgery, Section of Dermatology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA
    • Correspondence: F. William Danby, 721 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03104-3002, USA, Tel.: +1-603-494-5181; +1-603-668-0858, Fax: +1-603-647-0017, e-mail: billd860@gmail.com

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Over the past 10 years, the increase in comprehension of the mechanisms behind acne has been truly exponential. Starting with the ethnological work of Cordain, accelerated by the epidemiological work of Adebamowo, supported by the clinical trials of Smith and Mann, Kwon, DiLandro and others, the interface of diet and acne is coming into focus. Melnik now presents an exceptional pair of papers that illustrate for dermatologists what translational research is all about. The Western diet, the role of dairy, FoxO1 and mTORC1, the interplay of agonists and antagonists, therapeutics present and future – the jigsaw puzzle is coming together.