The Human Microbiome and Skin Cancer

Human microbial flora has become a popular and interesting subject in recent years.

We see medicines everywhere that support the intestinal flora, especially as probitics.

Do you know that the number of microorganisms living in our body is more than the number of all our cells in our bodies?

The number are quite high, so we think that there are dozens of different effects on our bodies. Science studies are being done on them.

For example, all intestinal microorganisms found in non-autistic individuals are not found in autistic individuals.



A team at the University of California is investigating the relationship between skin bacteria and skin cancer.

The team has taken samples from healthy individuals’ skin and has seen Staphylococcus epidermidis strains.

Staphylococcus epidermidis has the ability to produce a toxic chemical against some cancer cells. In addition, the Staphylococcus epidermidis has no toxic properties to the body.

It has been discovered that the Staphylococcus epidermidis strain produces 6-N-hydroxyaminopurine (6-HAP).


This is S. epidermidis growing on an agar plate. A strain of S. epidermidis was shown to produce a molecule that kills cancer cells and inhibits the development of skin tumors on mice. UC San Diego Health [Science Daily]

A group of mice were exposed to UV radiation with carcinogenic effect.

Cancerous areas did not form in mice that were found in the skin of chemical-producing bacteria. On the other hand, it was observed that cancerous regions were formed in the skin of other mice.

It is known that millions of people die each year from skin cancer. Studies conducted for this reason are important for both skin and normal cancers.


The work that is done promises promise and excites new work. We hope that we can see the days when the cancer died.

Healthy days 🙂





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