[Sebaceous glands and acne]

Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2007 Apr;29(2):272-4.
[Article in Chinese]


New studys on the sebaceous glands in recent years have facilitated the further understanding and treatment of acne vulgaris. This article summarizes the advancements in the relationship between sebaceous glands and acne, with focus on androgen metabolism in skin, abnormal lipids secretion, and immunology of sebaceous gland cells.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris* / immunology
  • Acne Vulgaris* / metabolism
  • Acne Vulgaris* / physiopathology
  • Androgens / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Sebaceous Glands / immunology
  • Sebaceous Glands / metabolism
  • Sebaceous Glands / physiopathology*
  • Skin / metabolism
  • Skin / physiopathology


  • Androgens