Skin Stores Up Salt

This paper reports on a population of skin cells that stores excess salt and play a role in the control of blood pressure and sodium balance. http://www.jci.org/articles/view/60113 Immune cells control skin lymphatic electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure The skin interstitium sequesters excess Na+ and Cl– in salt-sensitive hypertension. Mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) cells are recruited…