Rosacea sufferers are able to identify triggers that make the condition ( or symptoms) worse, these include hot spicy foods, alcohol and sometimes blushing from embarrassment.
They can only guess at the cause of their rosacea, however a study published in Nature Medicine indicates that overproduction of two inflammatory proteins can cause unusually high levels of a third protein which is implicated in causing the symptoms associated with rosacea.
The triggers then cause this third protein to make the symptoms, and the combination of the two is compared to petrol and a match.
It seems people with rosacea have higher levels of protein building blocks that are part of the bodies natural defence system.
People with rosacea also have higher than normal levels of cathelicidin, which helps protect the skin against infection. they also have higher levels of enzymes called stratum corneum tryptic enzymes (SCTE).
These are all proteins.
When mice were injected with these proteins, they developed inflammation f the skin and these proteins reacted to the triggers that are know to affect rosacea sufferers.
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