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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544808/the-first-transepidermal-transplantation-of-non-cultured-epidermal-suspension-using-a-dermarolling-system-in-vitiligo-a-sequential-histological-and-clinical-study
#1
L Benzekri, Y Gauthier
The current methods for melanocyte delivery to depigmented skin are invasive and often require sophisticated approaches. Here we describe a promising simple and minimally invasive technique based on the dermarolling system. The technique involves preparation of a keratinocyte/melanocyte suspension prepared by trypsinization from a non-lesioned part of a patient's scalp skin and transepidermal delivery using a dermaroller equipped with 0.2 mm needles. Dermarolling leads to epidermal microinjuries without, however, causing pain or inflammation...
May 19, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543699/immune-and-molecular-correlates-in-melanoma-treated-with-immune-checkpoint-blockade
#2
REVIEW
Elizabeth H Byrne, David E Fisher
Immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma has a decades-long history, and the relatively recent use of checkpoint inhibitors has revolutionized treatment. Durable and sometimes complete remission of metastatic melanoma is now achievable in some patients who receive checkpoint-blocking therapy. However, it is unclear why some patients fare better than others. This review highlights several molecular indicators of response to checkpoint inhibition in metastatic melanoma, focusing on tumor programmed death ligand 1 expression, major histocompatibility complex class I expression, mutational load in the tumor, and T-cell infiltration into the tumor...
June 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542879/catalase-cat-promoter-and-5-utr-genetic-variants-lead-to-its-altered-expression-and-activity-in-vitiligo
#3
M S Mansuri, S D Jadeja, M Singh, N C Laddha, M Dwivedi, R Begum
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is considered to be the initial event during the course of vitiligo. Catalase is mainly involved in the defense against oxidizing agents in the cell through detoxifying H2 O2 . OBJECTIVES: Aims of the present study were 1) to assess the erythrocyte catalase activity and LPO levels, as well as CAT mRNA expression in skin and blood; 2) to investigate CAT promoter rs7943316, rs1001179; 5'-UTR rs1049982 and exon (rs17886350, rs11032709, rs17880442, rs35677492) polymorphisms and; 3) to perform genotype-phenotype/ haplotype correlation analyses, in vitiligo patients and controls from Gujarat...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538030/efficacy-of-cyclosporine-after-autologous-noncultured-melanocyte-transplantation-in-localized-stable-vitiligo-a-pilot-open-label-comparative-study
#4
Sharad Mutalik, Swapnil Shah, Varsha Sidwadkar, Meenaz Khoja
BACKGROUND: Understanding the pathogenesis of vitiligo has lead to innovation of new drugs and new uses of the existing drugs to enhance treatment outcome. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this observational pilot study was to assess the role of cyclosporine (CsA) to tackle the commonest aesthetic problem "perilesional halo" after autologous noncultured melanocyte-keratinocyte cell transplant (NCMKT) for localized, stable vitiligo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the total 50 enrolled patients who underwent NCMKT for stable/resistant vitiligo, aged 12 to 68 years (mean 29...
May 22, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538029/autologous-biological-dressing-for-recipient-area-in-cellular-grafting-of-vitiligo
#5
Sanjeev Gupta, Ravi Shankar Jangra, Karalikkattil T Ashique, Somesh Gupta
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May 22, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537890/protective-effect-of-madecassoside-on-h2o2-induced-oxidative-stress-and-autophagy-activation-in-human-melanocytes
#6
Yuting Ling, Qingli Gong, Xixi Xiong, Li Sun, Wene Zhao, Wenyuan Zhu, Yan Lu
BACKGROUND: Centella asiatica (L.) Urb. is a traditional Chinese medicine that has many medical applications, including wound healing and anti-oxidation. Some traditional Chinese Medicine doctors have found that it has therapeutic effects for external use in the repigmentation of vitiligo and post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of madecassoside, a major bioactive component of C. asiatica, on oxidative stress in human melanocytes and its possible mechanism of action...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531780/vitamin-d-status-and-the-effects-of-oral-vitamin-d-treatment-in-children-with-vitiligo-a-prospective-study
#7
Gülay Karagüzel, Nil P Sakarya, Sevgi Bahadır, Selçuk Yaman, Ayşenur Ökten
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder and autoimmune pathogenesis seems most likely. Decreased vitamin D levels have been related to several autoimmune diseases. Little is known about the association of vitiligo and vitamin D. We aimed to evaluate serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in children with vitiligo and to determine the efficacy of oral vitamin D therapy on the repigmentation of vitamin D deficient patients. METHODS: Thirty patients aged 6-17 years with vitiligo and 30 sex- and age-matched apparently healthy controls were included in this prospective study...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529705/case-report-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-accompanied-with-vitiligo
#8
Ragıp Ertaş, Kemal Özyurt, Atıl Avcı, Sule Ketenci Ertas, Mustafa Atasoy
Recently, a few case reports and clinical studies have been published that explore the association of Behçet's Disease (BD) and vitiligo, with conflicting results. Genetic and immunological properties of BD and presence of autoantibodies support autoimmunity, but clinical features suggest autoinflammatory diseases. BD is thought to be a cornerstone between autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. On the other hand, vitiligo has been accepted as an autoimmune disease with associations of other autoimmune disorders and there is a possible role of autoimmunity in pathogenesis of the disease...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529699/evolution-immunity-and-the-emergence-of-brain-superautoantigens
#9
Serge Nataf
While some autoimmune disorders remain extremely rare, others largely predominate the epidemiology of human autoimmunity. Notably, these include psoriasis, diabetes, vitiligo, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Thus, despite the quasi-infinite number of "self" antigens that could theoretically trigger autoimmune responses, only a limited set of antigens, referred here as superautoantigens, induce pathogenic adaptive responses. Several lines of evidence reviewed in this paper indicate that, irrespective of the targeted organ (e...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528606/vitiligo-not-simply-a-skin-disease
#10
REVIEW
Jusleen Ahluwalia, Lilia M Correa-Selm, Babar K Rao
Melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, are present in other parts of the body, such as the ocular, auditory, nervous, and cardiac systems. Within these systems, their roles serve a different purpose than their classical counterparts in skin as pigment cells. Such roles include cell turnover in retinal pigment epithelium, maintenance of balance and prevention of environmental damage in the auditory neuroepithelium, role-playing as dendritic cells within the leptomeninges, and prevention of oxidative damage in adipose tissue...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524050/cutaneous-adverse-effects-during-ipilimumab-treatment-for-metastatic-melanoma-a-prospective-study
#11
Emi Dika, Giulia Maria Ravaioli, Pier Alessandro Fanti, Bianca Maria Piraccini, Martina Lambertini, Marco Adriano Chessa, Carlotta Baraldi, Simone Ribero, Ardizzoni Andrea, Barbara Melotti, Annalisa Patrizi
Ipilimumab is an immunomodulatory antibody directed against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), which is administered to patients with advanced melanoma, with a proven positive effect on overall survival. The cutaneous adverse effects (AEs) of ipilimumab are relatively frequent, although described as usually mild and rarely life threatening. To describe a three-year experience of a single institute in detecting and managing cutaneous AEs. A cohort of patients (n = 41) treated with ipilimumab (3 mg/kg/three weeks) for metastatic melanoma, from 2013 to 2016, was investigated for adverse cutaneous events...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516068/a-comparison-of-betamethasone-valerate-0-1-cream-twice-daily-plus-oral-simvastatin-versus-betamethasone-valerate-0-1-cream-alone-in-the-treatment-of-vitiligo-patients
#12
Fariba Iraji, Seyed Hossin Banihashemi, Gita Faghihi, Zabihollah Shahmoradi, Nabet Tajmirriahi, Safoura Bokaie Jazi
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo, a common disorder of depigmentation, is often difficult to treat. Corticosteroids are known to be effective, but with modest results. Although simvastatin has been reported to be effective for immunorelated dermatologic disorders including vitiligo, controlled trials are lacking. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of topical betamethasone valerate 0.1% cream (as a standard method of treatment for vitiligo) versus a combination of betamethasone valerate plus oral simvastatin in the treatment of vitiligo...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515990/topical-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-the-treatment-of-vitiligo-a-pilot-study
#13
Farhad Handjani, Shahin Aghaei, Iman Moezzi, Nasrin Saki
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a multifactorial disease that is characterized by circumscribed depigmented macules and patches. Autoimmune reactions may play an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Mycophenolate mofetil is a drug that inhibits DNA synthesis in lymphocytes and has been used in autoimmune diseases such as immunobullous skin diseases, lupus erythematosus, and autoimmune hepatitis. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to show the efficacy of topical mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of vitiligo...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511827/psychosomatic-aspects-of-vitiligo
#14
Felipe Cupertino, João Paulo Niemeyer-Corbellini, Marcia Ramos-E-Silva
Vitiligo is a chronic common skin disease. The asymptomatic hypopigmented cutaneous lesions are considered by many health care professionals as a cosmetic problem only; however, vitiligo can have a major psychosocial impact on patients' lives. We review some of the factors responsible for this impact, such as the general public's wrong perception of the disease, feelings and emotional responses from patients, how stressful events can act as triggers of the disease, stigmatization experiences suffered by the patients, the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity, the effects on relationships and sex life, how quality of life in adults and children is impaired, and how treatment can improve it...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509523/skin-diseases-and-tattoos-a-five-year-experience
#15
Maddalena Napolitano, Matteo Megna, Milena Cappello, Caterina Mazzella, Cataldo Patruno
BACKGROUND: Decorative tattooing as a body art form underwent an exponential increase during the last two decades, particularly among teenagers and young adults. Consequently, the number of reported adverse reactions after tattooing has increased. The most frequent reported skin reactions to tattoo include infectious (bacterial, viral, fungal) or inflammatory (allergic contact dermatitis and granulomatous reaction) diseases. Moreover, tattoos can also induce the development of typical skin lesions of pre-existing dermatoses, a phenomenon known as isomorphism reactive or Koëbner phenomenon, which commonly occurs in patients with psoriasis, vitiligo, or lichen planus...
May 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507489/evaluation-of-the-serum-zinc-level-in-patients-with-vitiligo
#16
Majid Rostami Mogaddam, Nastaran Safavi Ardabili, Nasrollah Maleki, Mir Mehdi Chinifroush, Elham Maleki Fard
INTRODUCTION: Vitiligo is an acquired, idiopathic disorder characterized by circumscribed depigmented macules and patches, which affects approximately 0.1-2% of the general population worldwide. Zinc is an essential trace element that is necessary for growth and development at all stages of life. Some studies have reported an association between serum zinc levels and vitiligo. AIM: To measure the serum zinc level in patients with vitiligo compared to healthy subjects...
April 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502800/microrna-211-regulates-oxidative-phosphorylation-and-energy-metabolism-in-human-vitiligo
#17
Anupama Sahoo, Bongyong Lee, Katia Boniface, Julien Seneschal, Sanjaya K Sahoo, Tatsuya Seki, Chunyan Wang, Soumen Das, Xianlin Han, Michael Steppie, Sudipta Seal, Alain Taieb, Ranjan J Perera
Vitiligo is a common, chronic skin disorder characterized by loss of epidermal melanocytes and progressive depigmentation. Vitiligo has complex immune, genetic, environmental, and biochemical etiology, but the exact molecular mechanisms of vitiligo development and progression, particularly those related to metabolic control, are poorly understood. Here we characterized the human vitiligo cell line PIG3V and the normal human melanocytes, HEM-l by RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq), targeted metabolomics, and shotgun lipidomics...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502377/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-undergoing-autologous-noncultured-melanocyte-keratinocyte-transplantation-for-vitiligo-and-other-leukodermas
#18
Narumol Silpa-Archa, James L Griffith, Richard H Huggins, Marsha D Henderson, Holly A Kerr, Gordon Jacobsen, Sanjeev V Mulekar, Henry W Lim, Iltefat H Hamzavi
BACKGROUND: Persistence of pigmentation after a melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation procedure (MKTP) is an important consideration for efficacy. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine long-term repigmentation of MKTP in vitiligo and other leukodermas. METHODS: A retrospective review of electronic medical records was conducted for all MKTPs performed at Henry Ford Hospital between January 2009 and April 2014. Repigmentation was assessed by a 5-point grading scale (poor to excellent) and Vitiligo Area Scoring Index (VASI)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500632/altered-expression-of-four-mirna-mir-1238-3p-mir-202-3p-mir-630-and-mir-766-3p-and-their-potential-targets-in-peripheral-blood-from-vitiligo-patients
#19
Zhiwei Shang, Hongwen Li
Vitiligo is an acquired skin disease with pigmentary disorder. Autoimmune destruction of melanocytes is thought to be major factor in the etiology of vitiligo. miRNA-based regulators of gene expression have been reported to play crucial roles in autoimmune disease. Therefore, we attempt to profile the miRNA expressions and predict their potential targets, assessing the biological functions of differentially expressed miRNA. Total RNA was extracted from peripheral blood of vitiligo (experimental group, n = 5) and non-vitiligo (control group, n = 5) age-matched patients...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480983/effects-of-two-chronic-stresses-on-mental-state-and-hair-follicle-melanogenesis-in-mice
#20
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
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