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Malassezia Fungi Are Specialized to Live on Skin and Associated with Dandruff, Eczema, and Other Skin Diseases

  • Charles W. Saunders mail,

    saunders.cw@pg.com

    Affiliation: Procter and Gamble Beauty Science, Miami Valley Innovation Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Annika Scheynius,

    Affiliation: Translational Immunology Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Joseph Heitman

    Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: June 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002701
  • Published in PLOS Pathogens

About the Authors

Charles W. Saunders
Procter and Gamble Beauty Science, Miami Valley Innovation Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Annika Scheynius
Translational Immunology Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Joseph Heitman
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: saunders.cw@pg.com

Competing Interests

CS is employed by Procter & Gamble, who sells anti-dandruff shampoo. JH has received research support from Procter & Gamble but has no equity interest in the company.