30 January 2013
Vol 5, Issue 170

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ONLINE COVER Skin Inflammation Attracts Immune Cells. Patients with atopic dermatitis—commonly known as eczema—suffer from itchy, inflamed skin. The cellular basis for such chronic skin inflammation has been unclear. In this issue, Kim et al. discovered that group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) accumulate in skin lesions from patients with atopic dermatitis, as well as in the skin of mouse models of the disease. A histologic section shows ILCs (in red) at the murine skin surface (in green). [CREDIT: G. RAK, J. MOLLESTON, B. S. KIM, D. ARTIS/UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA]