Commensal skin microbiota plays an important role in both influencing the immune response of the skin and acting as a barrier against colonisation of potentially pathogenic microorganisms and overgrowth of opportunistic pathogens. Staphylococcus epidermidis is a key constituent of the normal microbiota on human skin. It balances the inflammatory response after skin injury and produces antimicrobial molecules that selectively inhibit skin pathogens.
C. Holz, J. Benning, M. Schaudt, A. Heilmann, J. Schultchen, D. Goelling, C. Lang (2017)
Beneficial Microbes 8(1): 121-131