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Journal of Dermatological Science

Ge Shi, Ting-Ting Wang, Juan-Hua Quan, Shi-Jie Li, Man-Feng Zhang, Pei-Yu Liao, Yi-Ming Fan
BACKGROUND: The transcription factor Sox9 is pivotal in the morphogenesis of hair follicles, but its role in sebocytes is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of Sox9 on human sebocyte proliferation, differentiation and lipogenesis. METHODS: Sox9 expression was detected by immunohistochemistry in normal skin and acne lesion. Primary cultured human sebocytes were transfected with adenovirus expressing GFP-Sox9 or Sox9 microRNA...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Tatsuya Kaji, Osamu Yamasaki, Minoru Takata, Masaki Otsuka, Toshihisa Hamada, Shin Morizane, Kenji Asagoe, Hiroyuki Yanai, Yoji Hirai, Hiroshi Umemura, Keiji Iwatsuki
BACKGROUND: Searching for driver mutations in melanoma is critical to understanding melanoma genesis, progression and response to therapy. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the frequency and pattern of driver mutations in Japanese primary and metastatic melanomas including cases of unknown primary origin, in relation to their clinicopathologic manifestations. METHODS: Seventy-seven samples from 60 patients with melanoma were screened for 70 driver mutations of 20 oncogenes by Sequenom MelaCarta MassARRAY, and the results for primary and metastatic melanomas were compared...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Teruki Dainichi, Kenji Kabashima
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common and stressful disorder that results in hair loss, and resistant to treatment in some cases. Experimental and clinical evidence suggests that AA is caused by autoimmune attack against the hair follicles. The precise pathomechanism, however, remains unknown. Here, we focus on the recent progress in multidisciplinary approaches to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and new treatments of AA in 996 publications from January 2010 to July 2016, and provide an overview of the current understanding in clinical management and research directions...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Sumiko Ishizaki, Masaru Tanaka, Itaru Dekio, Mizuki Sawada, Mariko Fujibayashi, Satoru Shimizu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 8, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Hiroshi Uchi, Mao Yasumatsu, Saori Morino-Koga, Chikage Mitoma, Masutaka Furue
BACKGROUND: Dioxins and other environmental pollutants are toxic and remain in biological tissues for a long time leading to various levels of oxidative stress. Although the toxicity of these agents has been linked to activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), no effective treatment has been developed. OBJECTIVE: To explore novel phytochemicals that inhibit AHR activation in keratinocytes. METHODS: Keratinocytes were used in this study because the skin is one of the organs most affected by dioxin and other environmental pollutants...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Chih-Hung Lee, Jau-Shiuh Chen, Hsien-Ching Chiu, Chien-Hui Hong, Ching-Yi Liu, Yng-Cun Ta, Li-Fang Wang
BACKGROUND: Epicutaneous immunization with allergens is an important sensitization route for atopic dermatitis. We recently showed in addition to the Th2 response following single epicutaneous immunization, a remarkable Th1 response is induced in B6 mice, but not in BALB/c mice, mimicking the immune response to allergens in human non-atopics and atopics. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the underlying mechanisms driving this differential Th1 response between BALB/c and B6 mice...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Mikiro Takaishi, Masayuki Ishizaki, Keisuke Suzuki, Takashi Isobe, Takaichi Shimozato, Shigetoshi Sano
BACKGROUND: Targeting the IL-17 pathway represents a highly effective strategy for the treatment of psoriasis, using antibodies against IL-17A and IL-17 receptor, suggesting that Th17 cells essentially contribute to development of psoriasis. Th17 differentiation depends on the key transcription factor, RORγt. OBJECTIVE: To develop a novel RORγt antagonist which is effective on psoriasis via oral administration. METHODS: A chemical library was screened using cell-based high-throughput methods, luciferase reporter assay, competitive binding assay, and T cell differentiation assay...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Tomoko Miyake, Takenobu Yamamoto, Yoji Hirai, Keiji Iwatsuki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Robert Bissonnette, Judilyn Fuentes-Duculan, Shunya Mashiko, Xuan Li, Kathleen M Bonifacio, Inna Cueto, Mayte Suárez-Fariñas, Catherine Maari, Chantal Bolduc, Simon Nigen, Marika Sarfati, James G Krueger
BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis (PPPP) is a variant of psoriasis, which has significant negative impact on quality of life. The cellular and molecular inflammatory pathways involved in PPPP have not been well studied. OBJECTIVE: Study the expression of cytokines and chemokines involved in the IL-17/IL-23 axis in palmoplantar pustular psoriasis and other difficult to treat psoriasis areas (palms, scalp, elbows and lower legs). METHODS: Skin biopsies were performed on a total of 80 patients with PPPP, non-pustular palmoplantar psoriasis (NPPPP), or psoriasis located on elbows, knees and scalp as well as 10 healthy subjects...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Taeko Mizutani, Hijiri Sumida, Yuki Sagawa, Yuri Okano, Hitoshi Masaki
BACKGROUND: Carbonylated proteins (CPs) are generated by the reaction of basic amino acid residues in proteins with aldehyde compounds produced during lipid peroxidation. CPs in the stratum corneum (SC) impact skin conditions such as skin moisture functions including water content and transepidermal water loss (TEWL). In addition, CPs can be frequently seen in the SC from sun-exposed sites compared with sun-protected sites. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to reveal whether CPs could be a generation source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the SC following exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and to identify the type of ROS and its generation mechanism...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Jean Krutmann, Anne Bouloc, Gabrielle Sore, Bruno A Bernard, Thierry Passeron
The term "exposome" describes the totality of exposures to which an individual is subjected from conception to death. It includes both external and internal factors as well as the human body's response to these factors. Current exposome research aims to understand the effects all factors have on specific organs, yet today, the exposome of human skin has not received major attention and a corresponding definition is lacking. This review was compiled with the collaboration of European scientists, specialized in either environmental medicine or skin biology...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Joo Hyun Nam, Dong-Ung Lee
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet radiation exposure is the most important cause of extrinsic skin aging (photoaging), which causes skin wrinkling and hyperpigmentation. Although many factors are involved in the photoaging process, calcium release-activated calcium channel protein 1 (ORAI1) has been reported to be involved in UV-induced melanogenesis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to find inhibitory effects of the extract of Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) fruits on ORAI1 ion channels and UV-induced melanogenesis in melanoma cells and to identify its active constituents...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Guo-Dong Li, Dong Wang, Deng-Feng Zhang, Qun Xiang, Jia-Qi Feng, Xiao-An Li, Yu-Ye Li, Yong-Gang Yao
BACKGROUND: Previous genome-wide association study (GWAS) identified two new leprosy associated loci (1p31.3 [rs3762318] and 6q24.3 [rs2275606]). However, there were insufficient validations in independent populations. OBJECTIVE: To validate the association and to map the potentially causal variants/genes underlying the association between the confirmed GWAS hit and leprosy. METHODS: We genotyped 10 variants in the regions encompassing the two loci in 1110 Han Chinese subjects with and without leprosy, followed by expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL), mRNA expression profiling, and network analysis...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Seong Jin Jo, Jin Yong Kim, Sunhyae Jang, Soon Jin Choi, Kyu Han Kim, Ohsang Kwon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Manabu Fujimoto, Akihiro Murakami, Shunsuke Kurei, Naoko Okiyama, Atsushi Kawakami, Michiaki Mishima, Shinji Sato, Mariko Seishima, Takafumi Suda, Tsuneyo Mimori, Kazuhiko Takehara, Masataka Kuwana
BACKGROUND: Autoantibodies against transcriptional intermediary factor 1 (TIF1) and Mi-2 are selectively detected in patients with dermatomyositis (DM). To measure these antibodies readily, the development of reliable ELISA systems has been needed. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to establish enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) for anti-TIF1γ and anti-Mi-2β antibodies (Abs) and to assess their utility. METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 104 patients with classic DM, 68 with clinically amyopathic DM (CADM) and 70 with polymyositis, who were followed up at 8 medical centers across Japan...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Edyta Biskup, David Gram Naym, Robert Gniadecki
BACKGROUND: Psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) photochemotherapy is a combination treatment used for inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases such as mycosis fungoides (MF), the most common type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). However, 30% of MF patients do not respond sufficiently to PUVA and require more aggressive therapies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project was to investigate whether inhibition of Ataxia Telangiectasia and Rad3 related kinase (ATR) may enhance efficacy of phototherapy...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Yayoi Kamata, Utako Kimura, Hironori Matsuda, Suhandy Tengara, Atsuko Kamo, Yoshie Umehara, Kyoichi Iizumi, Hiroaki Kawasaki, Yasushi Suga, Hideoki Ogawa, Mitsutoshi Tominaga, Kenji Takamori
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a multifactorial inflammatory skin disease characterized by skin barrier dysfunction, allergic inflammation and intractable pruritus resistant to conventional antipruritic treatments, including H1-antihistamines. Granzymes (Gzms) are a family of serine proteases expressed by cytotoxic T lymphocytes and natural killer cells that have been shown to modulate inflammation. However, the relationship between Gzms and pathology in AD remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the correlation between plasma GzmB levels and severity of pruritus and dermatitis, in AD patients...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Cui Hongzhou, Guo Shuping, Wang Wenju, Li Li, Wei Lulu, Deng Linjun, Li Jingmin, Ren Xiaoli, Bai Li
In recent years, molecular biology has proven to be a great asset in our understanding of mechanisms in genodermatoses. However, bench to bedside translation research lags far behind. Advances in lab-on-a-chip technologies enabled programmable, reconfigurable, and scalable manipulation of a variety of laboratory procedures. Sample preparation, microfluidic reactions, and continuous monitoring systems can be integrated on a small chip. These advantages have attracted attention in various fields of clinical application including diagnosis of inherited skin diseases...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Wataru Amano, Saeko Nakajima, Yasuo Yamamoto, Atsuo Tanimoto, Mutsuyoshi Matsushita, Yoshiki Miyachi, Kenji Kabashima
BACKGROUND: Using JAK inhibitors to inhibit cytokine signaling is presumed to be a possible means of treating skin inflammatory disorders such as contact dermatitis. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the action site of JAK inhibitors in skin inflammatory disorders. METHODS: We analyzed the mechanism of action of the JAK inhibitor JTE-052 using murine skin inflammation models, including contact hypersensitivity (CHS) and irritant contact dermatitis. Cells isolated from ear tissue or lymph node (LN) were analyzed by flow cytometry...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Graham Elliott, Raymond Vanwersch, Michael Soeberdt, Dieter Metze, Tobias Lotts, Sonja Ständer, Christoph Abels
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September 13, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
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