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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500685/analysis-of-serum-markers-of-cellular-immune-activation-in-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid
#1
Katja Bieber, Anna Lara Ernst, Stefan Tukaj, Maike M Holtsche, Enno Schmidt, Detlef Zillikens, Ralf J Ludwig, Michael Kasperkiewicz
Experimental models of bullous pemphigoid (BP), the most frequent subepidermal autoimmune bullous disease, revealed that the immune response leading to blister formation represents an incompletely understood complex process involving different inflammatory cells. In contrast to previous reports commonly focusing on limited molecular and cellular phenotypes of the disease, the aim of this study was to investigate a broad spectrum of markers of cellular immune activation in patients with BP. We found that serum levels of soluble CD4, myeloperoxidase, S100A12, eosinophil cationic protein, and soluble P-selectin were significantly elevated in patients with active BP compared with normal controls...
May 13, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500679/red-tattoos-ultraviolet-radiation%C3%A2-and-skin-cancer-in-mice
#2
Catharina M Lerche, Ida M Heerfordt, Jørgen Serup, Thomas Poulsen, Hans Christian Wulf
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) induces skin cancer. The combination of UVR and red tattoos may be associated with increased risk of skin cancer due to potential carcinogens in tattoo inks. This combination has not been studied previously. Immunocompetent C3.Cg/TifBomTac hairless mice (n=99) were tattooed on their back with a popular red tattoo ink. This often used ink is banned for use on humans because of high content of the potential carcinogen 2-anisidine. Half of the mice were irradiated with three standard erythema doses UVR thrice weekly...
May 13, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500634/inhibition-of-mast-cell-infiltration-in-an-ll-37-induced-rosacea-mouse-model-using-topical-brimonidine-tartrate-0-33-gel
#3
LETTER
Miri Kim, Jongsic Kim, Seo-Won Jeong, Hyunmu Jo, Yu Ri Woo, Hyun Jeong Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 13, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482134/adipocyte-myofibroblast-transition-as-a-possible-pathophysiological-step-in-androgenetic-alopecia
#4
Ilja L Kruglikov, Philipp E Scherer
Appearance of local fibrotic structures around and beneath hair follicles during their involution is a known hallmark of androgenetic alopecia (AGA). We hypothesize that this fibrosis can be connected with recently uncovered adipocyte-myofibroblast transition (AMT) involving the dermal adipocytes. This reflects that AMT is at least partially androgen-dependent, and we propose that AMT may play a role in AGA. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482119/silencing-of-homeobox-a5-gene-in-the-stratum-corneum-of-psoriasis
#5
Yoshimasa Nobeyama, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hidemi Nakagawa
Analysis of psoriatic parakeratotic cells is helpful for understanding the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Methylation analysis can be performed on psoriatic scales, but it is unclear whether genes can be silenced by DNA methylation in psoriatic stratum corneum. The present study was conducted to detect genes silenced in psoriatic stratum corneum. Methylation array analysis with 485,577 probes, quantitative real-time methylation-specific PCR (RT-MSP) and bisulfite sequencing were performed for 30 psoriatic scale samples, 6 fully developed psoriatic skin samples and 12 normal skin samples...
May 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482118/autoantigens-adamtsl5-and-ll37-are-significantly-upregulated-in-active-psoriasis-and-localized-with-keratinocytes-dendritic-cells-and-other-leukocytes
#6
Judilyn Fuentes-Duculan, Kathleen M Bonifacio, Jason E Hawkes, Norma Kunjravia, Inna Cueto, Xuan Li, Juana Gonzalez, Sandra Garcet, James G Krueger
Psoriasis is a common immune-mediated disease that affects 2-4% of individuals in North America and Europe. In the past decade, advances in research have led to an improved understanding of immune pathways involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and has spurred the development of targeted therapeutics. Recently, three psoriasis autoantigens have been described: cathelicidin (LL37), a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain containing thrombospondin type 1 motif-like 5 (ADAMTSL5), and lipid antigens generated by phospholipase A2 (PLA2) group IVD (PLA2G4D)...
May 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480983/effects-of-two-chronic-stresses-on-mental-state-and-hair-follicle-melanogenesis-in-mice
#7
Sha Liao, Jinpeng Lv, Jia Zhou, Praveen Kumar Kalavagunta, Jing Shang
Growing bodies of data show that psychological stress can be associated with hair loss and vitiligo. Researchers have revealed that stress could indeed inhibit hair growth in vivo, but the relationship between chronic stress and melanogenesis remains unknown. In this study, we established two types of stress models, chronic restraint stress (CRS) and chronic unpredicted mild stress (CUMS) mice models, and explored the possible role of stress in mice hair follicle melanogenesis. We found that stress changed hippocampal morphology, decreased 5-HT level in brain and skin and down-regulated 5-HT1A receptor expression in hippocampal CA1 region and skin...
May 8, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453925/pkc%C3%AE-is-a-target-of-7-8-4-trihydroxyisoflavone-for-the-suppression-of-uvb-induced-mmp-1-expression
#8
Tae-Gyu Lim, Yoon-A Kim, Jong-Eun Kim, Sohee Baek, Sung-Young Lee, Charles C Lee, Hanyong Chen, Jong Rhan Kim, Jung Yeon Kwon, Ann M Bode, Chang Yong Lee, Zigang Dong, Deok-Kun Oh, Jun Seong Park, Ki Won Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 28, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453913/bioprinting-of-biomimetic-skin-containing-melanocytes
#9
Daejin Min, Wonhye Lee, Il-Hong Bae, Tae Ryong Lee, Phillip Croce, Seung-Schik Yoo
This study reports a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique that is capable of producing a full-thickness skin model containing pigmentation. Multiple layers of fibroblasts (FB)-containing collagen hydrogel precursor were printed and crosslinked through neutralization using sodium bicarbonate, constituting the dermal layer. Melanocytes (MC) and keratinocytes (KC) were sequentially printed on top of the dermal layer to induce skin pigmentation upon subsequent air-liquid interface culture. Histological analysis was performed not only to confirm the formation of distinct skin layers, but also to identify the presence of pigmentation...
April 28, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453904/genetics-and-other-factors-in-the-aetiology-of-female-pattern-hair-loss
#10
REVIEW
Silke Redler, Andrew G Messenger, Regina C Betz
Pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss in both women and men. Male pattern hair loss, also termed male androgenetic alopecia (M-AGA), is an androgen-dependent trait that is predominantly genetically determined. Androgen-mediated mechanisms are probably involved in FPHL in some women but the evidence is less strong than in M-AGA; and other non-androgenic pathways, including environmental influences, may contribute to the aetiology. Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified several genetic loci for M-AGA and have provided better insight into the underlying biology...
April 28, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453867/syndecan-1-regulates-dendritic-cell-migration-in-cutaneous-hypersensitivity-to-haptens
#11
Marco Averbeck, Stephanie Kuhn, Johannes Bühligen, Martin Götte, Jan C Simon, Tobias Polte
In human dendritic cells (DC), we previously demonstrated in vitro that syndecan-1 (SDC1) is downregulated during maturation correlating with enhanced motility. We investigated the effects of SDC1 on DC migration in vivo during TNCB(2,4,6-trinitro-1-chlorobenzene)-induced cutaneous hypersensitivity reaction (CHS) in mice. We show that DC in SDC1-deficient mice migrated faster and at a higher rate to lymph nodes draining the hapten-painted skin. Adoptive transfer of SDC1-deficient hapten- and fluorochrome-labelled DC into wild type (WT) mice led to increased and faster migration of DC to paracortical lymph nodes, and to a stronger CHS compared to WT DC...
April 28, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423239/a-novel-jak-inhibitor-jte-052-reduces-skin-inflammation-and-ameliorates-chronic-dermatitis-in-rodent-models-comparison-with-conventional-therapeutic-agents
#12
Atsuo Tanimoto, Yuichi Shinozaki, Yasuo Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Katsuda, Eriko Riya, Kaoru Toyoda, Kochi Kakimoto, Yukari Kimoto, Wataru Amano, Noriko Konishi, Mikio Hayashi
Janus kinases (JAKs) are required for several inflammatory cytokine signaling pathways and are implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic dermatitis, including atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. JAK inhibitors are therefore promising therapeutic candidates for chronic dermatitis. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the novel JAK inhibitor JTE-052 on inflammatory responses associated with chronic dermatitis, and compared its profile with those of conventional therapeutic agents in rodent models of chronic dermatitis...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423238/higher-plasma-leptin-is-associated-with-higher-risk-of-androgenetic-alopecia-in-men
#13
Chao-Chun Yang, Pei-Lun Chung, Li-Yu Lin, Michael W Hughes, Yau-Sheng Tsai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423208/combined-activity-of-temozolomide-and-the-mtor-inhibitor-temsirolimus-in-metastatic-melanoma-involves-dkk1
#14
Heike Niessner, Corinna Kosnopfel, Tobias Sinnberg, Daniela Beck, Kathrin Krieg, Ines Wanke, Konstantinos Lasithiotakis, Michael Bonin, Claus Garbe, Friedegund Meier
The BRAFV600E inhibitor vemurafenib achieves remarkable clinical responses in patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma, but its effects are limited by the onset of drug resistance. In the case of resistance, chemotherapy can still be applied as second line therapy. However, it yields low response rates and strategies are urgently needed to potentiate its effects. In a previous study, we showed that the inhibition of the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway significantly increases sensitivity of melanoma cells to chemotherapeutic drugs (1)...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423200/cd80cd86-deficiency-disrupts-regulatory-cd4-foxp3-t-cell-homeostasis-and-induces-autoimmune-like-alopecia
#15
Ji-Hyun Bae, Woo-Sung Hwang, Yoo-Jin Jang, Yoon-Hoo Lee, Da-Eun Jang, Jung-Sik Kim, Su-Cheong Yeom
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease that results in spot baldness in humans. Adequate animal models for AA are currently lacking. The objective of this study was to elucidate the mechanism of autoimmune-like alopecia (ALA) in C57BL/6.CD80CD86-deficient (B6.CD80CD86(-/-) ) mice. Incidence and severity of alopecia were analyzed in 58 B6.CD80CD86(-/-) mice by using histological examination, flow cytometry, multiplex enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, quantitative RT-PCR, and CD25 inhibition test. Both male and female B6...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418623/an-efficient-method-for-gene-knock-down-by-rna-interference-in-human-skin-mast-cells
#16
Tarek Hazzan, Sven Guhl, Metin Artuc, Kristin Franke, Margitta Worm, Torsten Zuberbier, Magda Babina
Mast cells (MCs) from human skin have been notoriously resistant to gene manipulation, and a method to knock-down gene expression in in situ differentiated MCs is highly desired. The Dharmacon Accell(®) transfection system proved successful on several "difficult-to-transfect" cells. In the present work, we therefore tested this method on skin-derived MCs using different siRNA entities. The siRNA was readily taken up, followed by pronounced, specific reduction of gene and protein expression. Hence, we present the first efficient technique for the manipulation of gene expression in primary skin MCs ex vivo, which combines high transfection rates with retained cell viability...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418613/complement-independent-blistering-mechanisms-in-bullous-pemphigoid
#17
Hiroaki Iwata, Hideyuki Ujiie
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease that clinically demonstrates tense blisters with widespread erythema, histologically demonstrates subepidermal blistering and immunologically demonstrates the presence of circulating autoantibodies against hemidesmosomal molecules. Complement activation has long been regarded as necessary for the generation of the BP. However, certain evidence has recently come to support non-complemental blistering mechanisms. The story of BP blistering mechanisms is a complicated one...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418611/ectopic-expression-of-the-transcription-factor-mafb-in-basal-keratinocytes-induces-hyper-proliferation-and-perturbs-epidermal-homeostasis
#18
Masashi Miyai, Yukino Tsunekage, Michiko Saito, Kenji Kohno, Kenzo Takahashi, Kohsuke Kataoka
Mammalian epidermis is composed of four morphologically and functionally distinct layers of keratinocytes. The innermost basal layer consists of proliferating self-renewing keratinocytes, which also undergo asymmetric cell division to differentiate into post-mitotic suprabasal cells throughout life. Control of the balance between growth and differentiation of basal cells is important for epidermal homeostasis to prevent skin disorders including malignancies; however, the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418608/methods-for-the-isolation-and-3d-culture-of-dermal-papilla-cells-from-human-hair-follicles
#19
H Topouzi, N J Logan, G Williams, C A Higgins
The dermal papilla is a cluster of mesenchymal cells located at the base of the hair follicle which have a number of important roles in the regulation of hair growth. As a consequence, in vitro models of these cells are widely used to study the molecular mechanisms which underlie hair follicle induction, growth and maintenance. While dermal papilla from rodent hair follicles can be digested prior to cell isolation, the unique extracellular matrix composition found in human dermal papilla renders enzymes such as trypsin and collagenase insufficient for digestion of the dermal papilla into a single cell suspension...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418604/loss-of-ink4a-arf-gene-enhances-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-cutaneous-tumor-development
#20
Israr Ahmad, Purushotham Guroji, Amanda H DeBrot, Padma P Manapragada, Santosh K Katiyar, Craig A Elmets, Nabiha Yusuf
The CDKN2A locus encodes for tumor suppressor genes p16(INK)(4a) and p14(Arf) which are frequently inactivated in human skin tumors. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between loss of INK4a/Arf activity and inflammation in the development of ultraviolet (UV) radiation-induced skin tumors. Panels of INK4a/Arf(-/-) mice and wild type (WT) mice were treated with a single dose of UVB (200 mJ/cm(2) ). For long-term studies, these mice were irradiated with UVB (200 mJ/cm(2) ) three times weekly for 30 weeks...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
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