AHR is expressed in a variety of skin cell types and contributes to skin homeostasis. Therapeutic targeting of AHR in dermatology was first described for the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases using coal tar ointment. In addition to therapies involving active ligands such as coal tar and tapinarof, the inhibition of AHR-dependent enzymatic activities in the skin may be an alternative approach to resolving skin inflammation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology