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Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Satomi Igawa, Mari Kishibe, Masako Minami-Hori, Masaru Honma, Hisashi Tsujimura, Junko Ishikawa, Tsutomu Fujimura, Masamoto Murakami, Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disorder. Chronic AD lesions present hyperkeratosis, indicating a disturbed desquamation process. Kallikrein-related peptidase (KLK) 7 is a serine protease involved in the proteolysis of extracellular corneodesmosome (CD) components, including desmocollin1 and corneodesmosin (Cdsn), which leads to desquamation. KLK7 is secreted by lamellar granules, and upregulated in AD lesional skin. However, despite increased KLK7 protein levels, immunostaining and electron microscopy indicated numerous CDs remaining in the uppermost layer of the stratum corneum (SC) from AD lesions...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Katarzyna B Gostyńska, Henny Lemmink, Jeroen Bremer, Hendri H Pas, Miranda Nijenhuis, Peter C van den Akker, Richard J Sinke, Marcel F Jonkman, Anna M G Pasmooij
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Ron Bochner, Liat Samuelov, Ofer Sarig, Qiaoli Li, Christopher A Adase, Ofer Isakov, Natalia Malchin, Dan Vodo, Ronna Shayevitch, Alon Peled, Benjamin D Yu, Gilad Fainberg, Emily Warshauer, Noam Adir, Noam Erez, Andrea Gat, Yehonatan Gottlieb, Tova Rogers, Mor Pavlovsky, Ilan Goldberg, Noam Shomron, Aileen Sandilands, Linda E Campbell, Stephanie MacCallum, W H Irwin McLean, Gil Ast, Richard L Gallo, Jouni Uitto, Eli Sprecher
Congenital erythroderma is a rare and often life-threatening condition, which has been shown to result from mutations in several genes encoding important components of the epidermal differentiation program. Using whole exome sequencing, we identified in a child with congenital exfoliative erythroderma, hypotrichosis, severe nail dystrophy and failure to thrive, two heterozygous mutations in ABCA12 (c.2956C>T, p.R986W; c.5778+2T>C, p. G1900Mfs*16), a gene known to be associated with 2 forms of ichthyosis, autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis and harlequin ichthyosis...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
M R Williams, T Nakatsuji, J A Sanford, A F Vrbanac, R L Gallo
Bacteria that reside on the skin can influence the behavior of the cutaneous immune system, but the mechanisms responsible for these effects are incompletely understood. Colonization of the skin by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is increased in atopic dermatitis (AD) and can result in increased severity of the disease. In this study we show that S. aureus stimulates human keratinocytes to increase their endogenous protease activity, including specific increases in trypsin activity. This increased protease activity coincided with increased expression of mRNA for kallikreins (KLKs), with KLK6, 13, and 14 showing the greatest induction after exposure to S...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Hassan Vahidnezhad, Razieh Karamzadeh, Amir Hossein Saeidian, Leila Youssefian, Soheila Sotoudeh, Sirous Zeinali, Mohammad Vasei, Fatemeh Golnabi, Taghi Baghdadi, Jouni Uitto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Susanne Grond, Thomas O Eichmann, Sandrine Dubrac, Dagmar Kolb, Matthias Schmuth, Judith Fischer, Debra Crumrine, Peter M Elias, Guenter Haemmerle, Rudolf Zechner, Achim Lass, Franz P W Radner
Mutations in PNPLA1 (Patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 1) have been identified as causative for autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis in humans and dogs. So far, the underlying molecular mechanisms are unknown. In this study, we generated and characterized PNPLA1-deficient mice and found that PNPLA1 is crucial for epidermal sphingolipid synthesis. The absence of functional PNPLA1 in mice impaired the generation of omega-O-acylceramides and led to an accumulation of non-esterified omega-hydroxy-ceramides...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Christian Adam, Jonas Wohlfarth, Maike Haußmann, Helga Sennefelder, Annette Rodin, Mareike Maler, Stefan F Martin, Matthias Goebeler, Marc Schmidt
Chromium allergy is a common occupational skin disease mediated by chromium (VI)-specific T cells that induce delayed-type hypersensitivity in sensitized individuals. Additionally, chromium (VI) can act as irritant. Both responses critically require innate immune activation, but if and how chromium (VI) elicits this signal is currently unclear.Using human monocytes, primary human keratinocytes and murine dendritic cells we show that chromium (VI) compounds fail to trigger direct proinflammatory activation but potently induce processing and secretion of IL-1β...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Chiung-Yueh Hsu, Géraldine Gasc, Anne-Aurélie Raymond, Odile Burlet-Schiltz, Hidenari Takahara, Guy Serre, Marie-Claire Méchin, Michel Simon
Hornerin (HRNR) shares numerous features with filaggrin, a key contributor to the epidermal barrier functions. The two proteins display a related structural organization, are expressed by the granular keratinocytes as a large precursor processed by proteolysis, and are cross-linked to the cornified cell envelopes. Two main steps in the metabolism of filaggrin are its deimination and calpain-1 cleavage. Here, using ion-exchange chromatography and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of human epidermis extracts, we determined that HRNR is deiminated in vivo...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Duncan Hieu M Dam, Xiao-Qi Wang, Sarah Sheu, Mahima Vijay, Desmond Shipp, Luke Miller, Amy S Paller
Activation of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) receptor (IGF1R) signaling induces keratinocyte migration, but little is known about its regulation, including in diabetic wounds. GM3, a lipid raft ganglioside synthesized by GM3 synthase (GM3S), regulates receptor signaling. In diabetic mice, knockout or topically-applied nanoconstruct-mediated knockdown of GM3S promotes wound edge IGF1R phosphorylation and re-epithelialization. Through modulating GM3 expression, we explored the role of GM3 in regulating human keratinocyte IGF1R signaling...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Monika Pesch, Sabrina König, Monique Aumailley
Genetic, clinical and biochemical studies have demonstrated that integrity of the dermal-epidermal junction requires a particular subset of laminins, i.e those containing the α3 chain encoded by the Lama3 gene. Inherited mutations in the human gene or introduction of constitutive mutations in the mouse gene prevent expression of these laminins, causing junctional epidermolysis bullosa, a very severe, often lethal disorder characterized by detachment of the epidermis from the dermis. This has precluded in vivo functional analysis of α3 chain-containing laminins and it is still unknown whether and how they contribute to adult skin homeostasis...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Yeo Jin Kim, Hyoung-June Kim, Hye Lim Kim, Hyo Jeong Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, Tae Ryong Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Young Rok Seo
The phototherapeutic effects of visible red light on skin have been extensively investigated, but the underlying biological mechanisms remain poorly understood. We aimed to elucidate the protective mechanism of visible red light in terms of DNA repair of UV-induced oxidative damage in normal human dermal fibroblasts. The protective effect of visible red light on UV-induced DNA damage was identified by several assays in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional cell culture systems. With regard to the protective mechanism of visible red light, our data showed alterations in base excision repair (BER) mediated by growth arrest and DNA damage inducible, alpha (GADD45A)...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Susanne Grond, Franz P W Radner, Thomas O Eichmann, Dagmar Kolb, Gernot F Grabner, Heimo Wolinski, Robert Gruber, Peter Hofer, Christoph Heier, Silvia Schauer, Thomas Rülicke, Gerald Hoefler, Matthias Schmuth, Peter M Elias, Achim Lass, Rudolf Zechner, Guenter Haemmerle
Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) and its co-activator comparative gene identification-58 (CGI-58) are limiting in cellular triglyceride (TG)-catabolism. While ATGL-deficiency is compatible with normal skin development, mice globally lacking CGI-58 die postnatally and exhibit a severe epidermal permeability barrier defect, which may originate from epidermal and/or peripheral changes in lipid and energy metabolism. Here, we show that epidermis-specific disruption of CGI-58 is sufficient to provoke a defect in the formation of a functional corneocyte lipid envelope (CLE) linked to impaired ω-O-acylceramide synthesis...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Sarah A Best, Amy N Nwaobasi, Chrysalyne D Schmults, Matthew R Ramsey
CCAR2 is a widely expressed protein involved in the regulation of a variety of transcriptional complexes. High expression of CCAR2 correlates with poor outcomes in a variety of human tumor types such as Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC). Paradoxically, loss of Ccar2 in the mouse results in an increased tumor burden, suggesting that CCAR2 may in fact function as a tumor suppressor. Importantly, this tumor suppressor function is dependent on p53, a protein that is inactivated in the vast majority of SCC tumors, leaving the role of CCAR2 in p53-null tumors unclear...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Michael Devos, Barbara Gilbert, Geertrui Denecker, Kirsten Leurs, Conor Mc Guire, Kelly Lemeire, Tino Hochepied, Marnik Vuylsteke, Jo Lambert, Caroline Van Den Broecke, Louis Libbrecht, Jody Haigh, Geert Berx, Saskia Lippens, Peter Vandenabeele, Wim Declercq
Unlike its family member p53, the p63 gene is rarely mutated in human cancer. However, ΔNp63α protein levels are often elevated in tumors of epithelial origin, such as squamous cell carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. In order to study the oncogenic properties of ΔNp63α in vivo, we generated transgenic mice overexpressing ΔNp63α from the Rosa26 locus promoter controlled by K5Cre. We found that these mice spontaneously develop epidermal cysts and ectopic ΔNp63α expression in the bile duct epithelium that leads to dilatation of the intrahepatic biliary ducts, to hepatic cyst formation and bile duct adenoma...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Xiaoling Zhang, Suju Luo, Joseph Wu, Long Zhang, Wen-Hui Wang, Simone Degan, Detlev Erdmann, Russell Hall, Jennifer Y Zhang
Loss-of-function of KIND1, a cytoskeletal protein involved in β1-integrin function, causes Kindler Syndrome (KS), a genetic disease characterized by skin fragility, photosensitivity and increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Dysregulation of β1-integrin underlies KS skin fragility. However, the mechanisms underlying SCC susceptibility are unclear. Here, we demonstrate that gene silencing of KIND1 decreased keratinocyte proliferation and increased apoptosis in vitro and in skin grafts regenerated on mice, which was correlated with reduced cyclinB1...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Jin Yong Kim, Ji-Seon Yoon, Bo Mi Kang, Hyein Yum, Hi-Jung Park, Doo-Wan Cho, Young-Su Yang, Su-Cheol Han, Wooseok Koh, Jae-Il Lee, Kyeong Cheon Jung, Kyu Han Kim, Ohsang Kwon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 7, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Elisabetta De Filippo, Anke C Schiedel, Prashiela Manga
Developmental eye defects in X-linked Ocular Albinism type I (OA1) are caused by G-Protein Coupled Receptor 143 (GPR143) mutations. Mutations result in dysfunctional melanosome biogenesis and macromelanosome formation in pigment cells, including melanocytes and retinal pigment epithelium. GPR143, primarily expressed in pigment cells, localizes exclusively to endolysosomal and melanosomal membranes unlike most GPCRs, which localize to the plasma membrane. There is some debate regarding GPR143 function and elucidating the role of this receptor may be instrumental for understanding neurogenesis during eye development and for devising therapies for OA1...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Yuangang Liu, Zhiping Wang, Rachel De La Torre, Ashley Barling, Takahiro Tsujikawa, Noah Hornick, Jon Hanifin, Eric Simpson, Yun Wang, Emily Swanzey, Aaron Wortham, Hao Ding, Lisa M Coussens, Molly Kulesz-Martin
Altered innate immunity is a feature of certain skin inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD). In this study, we provide evidence that deficiency in Trim32 (a tripartite motif (TRIM) protein with innate antiviral activity) contributes to a Th2 biased response and predisposes to features of AD in mice. Upon treatment with the TLR7 agonist imquimod (IMQ), Trim32 knockout (KO) mice displayed compromised psoriasiform phenotypes and defective Th17 response. Instead, IMQ treatment of Trim32 KO mice induced AD-like phenotypes with enhanced skin infiltration of eosinophils and mast cells, elevation of Th2 cytokines/chemokines expression, and reduced expression of filaggrin protein expression...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Ying Jin, Genevieve H L Andersen, Stephanie A Santorico, Richard A Spritz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
I S Haslam, L Jadkauskaite, Imre Lőrinc Szabó, S Staege, J Hesebeck-Brinckmann, G Jenkins, R Bhogal, F L Lim, N Farjo, B Farjo, T Bíró, M Schäfer, R Paus
The in situ control of redox insult in human organs is of major clinical relevance, yet remains incompletely understood. Activation of Nrf2, the "master regulator" of genes controlling cellular redox homeostasis, is advocated as a therapeutic strategy for diseases with severely impaired redox balance. It remains to be shown whether this strategy is effective in human organs, rather than isolated human cell types. We have therefore explored the role of Nrf2 in a uniquely accessible human (mini-) organ, human scalp hair follicles (HFs)...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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