Toxin In Fire Ant To Reduce Psoriasis Inflammation

The venom of fire ants is found to contain compounds that reduce skin thickening and inflammation in a mouse model of psoriasis. Solenopsins are a group of toxins in the fire ant venom. They chemically resemble ceramides, which are lipid-like molecules essential for maintaining for the barrier function of the skin. Ceramides can be found in many skin care products.
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