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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713942/ginsenoside-rc-protects-against-uvb%C3%A2-induced-photooxidative-damage-in-epidermal-keratinocytes
#1
Yuri Oh, Hye-Won Lim, Kwang Hark Park, Yu-Hua Huang, Ji-Young Yoon, Kyunghoon Kim, Chang-Jin Lim
Ginsenoside Rc (Rc) is a major ginsenoside isolated from Panax ginseng, and has exhibited pharmacological effects on skin cells. The present study aimed to investigate the putative skin‑protective properties of Rc, including its anti‑photoaging and barrier function‑protective effects, in human HaCaT keratinocytes exposed to UVB radiation. The protective properties of Rc were evaluated through the assessment of keratinocyte viability, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, total glutathione (GSH) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, caspase‑14, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)‑2 and ‑9 activity, and MMP‑2, MMP‑9 and filament aggregating protein (filaggrin) expression following UVB irradiation...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712126/evidence-of-an-abnormal-epithelial-barrier-in-active-untreated-and-corticosteroid-treated-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#2
Dagmar Simon, Basile Page, Monique Vogel, Christian Bussmann, Carine Blanchard, Alex Straumann, Hans-Uwe Simon
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune/antigen-mediated disease characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and an eosinophil-predominant inflammation. This study has aimed to investigate whether the recently observed sensitization to Candida albicans in EoE patients is owing to pre-existing disease and its underlying abnormal epithelial barrier or, alternatively, is linked to corticosteroid (CS) therapy. METHODS: Medical histories, as well as serum and tissue samples of 60 EoE patients (15 CS-naive, 45 with current or previous CS therapy) and 20 controls, stored in the Swiss Eosinophilic Esophagitis Database (SEED) and Biobank, were analyzed...
July 16, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710038/steroid-sulfatase-and-filaggrin-mutations-in-a-boy-with-severe-ichthyosis-elevated-serum-ige-level-and-moyamoya-syndrome
#3
Qian Zhang, Nuo Si, Yaping Liu, Dong Zhang, Rong Wang, Yan Zhang, Shuo Wang, Xingju Liu, Xiaofeng Deng, Yonggang Ma, Peicong Ge, Jizong Zhao, Xue Zhang
X-linked ichthyosis (XLI) is a relatively common, recessive condition caused by mutations in the steroid sulfatase (STS) gene. Common loss-of-function mutations in the filaggrin gene (FLG) cause ichthyosis vulgaris and predispose individuals to atopic eczema. We report a case of a 6-year-old boy who presented with unusually severe XLI, an increased serum immunoglobulin E level (2120IU/ml) and moyamoya angiopathy. Whole-exome sequencing identified a gross deletion encompassing the STS in Xp22.31 and the p.K4022X FLG mutation...
July 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709567/contact-dermatitis-considerations-in-atopic-dermatitis
#4
REVIEW
Chandler W Rundle, Daniel Bergman, Alina Goldenberg, Sharon E Jacob
Complex immunologic pathways, influenced by both genetic and environment triggers, contribute to the development of atopic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Suppressing mechanisms between the Th1-driven allergic contact dermatitis and the Th2-driven atopic dermatitis conditions were thought to reduce the simultaneous expression of both; however, recent evidence indicates that pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis are likely to develop clinically relevant positive patch tests and more likely to react to specific allergens, such as lanolin...
July 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709564/current-and-emerging-concepts-in-atopic-dermatitis-pathogenesis
#5
Marguerite Sullivan, Nanette B Silverberg
Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disorder with a complex, evolving pathogenesis. Research on the pathogenesis has shifted from focusing primarily on generalized immune system abnormalities in T helper 1/T helper 2 (Th1/Th2) activity to more targeted immune and skin barrier abnormalities contributing to the overall phenotype. Specific signaling pathways recently implicated in atopic dermatitis include production of interleukin (IL) 4 and IL-13, which promote immunoglobulin E production, Th17 and Th22 cells, and production of cytokines...
July 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703805/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation-restores-filaggrin-expression-via-ovol1-in-atopic-dermatitis
#6
Gaku Tsuji, Akiko Hashimoto-Hachiya, Mari Kiyomatsu-Oda, Masaki Takemura, Fumitaka Ohno, Takamichi Ito, Saori Morino-Koga, Chikage Mitoma, Takeshi Nakahara, Hiroshi Uchi, Masutaka Furue
Filaggrin (FLG) mutation is a well-confirmed genetic aberration in atopic dermatitis (AD). Genome-wide association studies on AD have revealed other susceptibility genes, for example, Ovo-like 1 (OVOL1). Nonetheless, the relation between FLG and OVOL1 is unclear. Because aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR; a ligand-activated transcription factor), plays a role in FLG expression in keratinocytes, we hypothesized that AHR regulates FLG expression via OVOL1. To demonstrate this mechanism, we analyzed FLG expression in OVOL1-overexpressing or OVOL1-knockdown normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs)...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681574/spink5-is-associated-with-early-onset-and-chi3l1-with-late-onset-atopic-dermatitis
#7
K Dežman, P Korošec, H Rupnik, M Rijavec
We have recently showed that filaggrin (FLG) mutations are associated only with early-onset of AD, but not with late-onset of AD. Consequently, other susceptibility genes should receive attention, especially in patients with late-onset of AD. Our aim was to assess the associations between development of AD and the polymorphisms rs2303067 in SPINK5 and rs490928 in CHI3L1. A study population of 241 AD patients and 164 healthy controls was genotyped for two polymorphisms (rs2303067 in SPINK5 and rs490928 in CHI3L1)...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658541/the-interplay-between-genetic-and-environmental-factors-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atopic-dermatitis
#8
REVIEW
Atsushi Otsuka, Takashi Nomura, Pawinee Rerknimitr, Judith A Seidel, Tetsuya Honda, Kenji Kabashima
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin disorder characterized by pruritus and recurrent eczematous lesions that are accompanied by T-helper (Th)2-dominated inflammation. AD Etiology is not yet completely understood, but it is multifactorial. Moreover, the disease is characterized by complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors, such as skin barrier dysfunctions, allergy/immunity, and pruritus. For example, filaggrin is a key protein involved in skin barrier function. Th2 cells produce interleukin (IL)-31, which provokes pruritus, and other Th2 cytokines decrease filaggrin expression by keratinocytes...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651246/development-of-a-perfusion-platform-for-dynamic-cultivation-of-in-vitro-skin-models
#9
Kay Strüver, Wolfgang Friess, Sarah Hedtrich
Reconstructed skin models are suitable test systems for toxicity testing and for basic investigations on (patho-)physiological aspects of human skin. Reconstructed human skin, however, has clear limitations such as the lack of immune cells and a significantly weaker skin barrier function compared to native human skin. Potential reasons for the latter might be the lack of mechanical forces during skin model cultivation which is performed classically in static well-plate setups. Mechanical forces and shear stress have a major impact on tissue formation and, hence, tissue engineering...
June 27, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644349/filaggrin-and-periostin-expression-is-altered-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-normalized-with-treatment
#10
Ekaterini Politi, Aspasia Angelakopoulou, Dimitra Grapsa, Maria Zande, Kalliopi Stefanaki, Ioanna Panagiotou, Eleftheria Roma, Ekaterini Syrigou
OBJECTIVES: Previous data have suggested that filaggrin (FLG) and periostin (POSTN) genes may be dysregulated in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We aimed to further evaluate the expression patterns of FLG and POSTN proteins in esophageal tissue samples of patients with EoE, as compared to those of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and normal controls. METHODS: A total of 61 prospectively collected cases, including 40 children with EoE and 21 children with GERD, and a control group of 14 sex- and age-matched healthy children were enrolled...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628158/-effects-of-ptch1-mutations-on-the-epithelial-proliferation-derived-from-keratocystic-odontogenic-tumour
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OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between the PTCH1 mutation and the expression of bcl-2, filaggrin, and loricrin in the keratocystic odontogenic tumour (KCOT), as well as the effects of the mutated PTCH1 on the epithelial proliferation and differentiation. METHODS: The samples were collected from 20 cases of KCOT with mutated PTCH1, as well as 20 cases without mutation. All the samples were analyzed with immunohistochemical staining, for the purpose of investigating the expression of bcl-2, filaggrin, and loricrin...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615416/il-17-receptor-a-maintains-and-protects-the-skin-barrier-to-prevent-allergic-skin-inflammation
#12
Achilleas Floudas, Sean P Saunders, Tara Moran, Christian Schwartz, Emily Hams, Denise C Fitzgerald, James A Johnston, Graham S Ogg, Andrew N McKenzie, Patrick T Walsh, Padraic G Fallon
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease affecting up to 20% of children and 3% of adults worldwide and is associated with dysregulation of the skin barrier. Although type 2 responses are implicated in AD, emerging evidence indicates a potential role for the IL-17A signaling axis in AD pathogenesis. In this study we show that in the filaggrin mutant mouse model of spontaneous AD, IL-17RA deficiency (Il17ra(-/-) ) resulted in severe exacerbation of skin inflammation. Interestingly, Il17ra(-/-) mice without the filaggrin mutation also developed spontaneous progressive skin inflammation with eosinophilia, as well as increased levels of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and IL-5 in the skin...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603906/atopic-skin-in-vivo-raman-identification-of-global-molecular-signature-a-comparative-study-with-healthy-skin
#13
L Verzeaux, R Vyumvuhore, D Boudier, M Le Guillou, S Bordes, M Essendoubi, M Manfait, B Closs
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common skin inflammatory disease, affecting up to 3% of adults and 20% of children. Skin barrier impairment is thought to be the primary factor in this disease. Currently, there is no method proposed to monitor non-invasively the different molecular disorders involved in the upper layer of AD skin. Raman microspectroscopy has proved to be a powerful tool to characterize some AD molecular descriptors such as lipid content, global hydration level, filaggrin and its derivatives...
June 11, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600081/a-daily-skincare-regimen-with-a-unique-ceramide-and-filaggrin-formulation-rapidly-improves-chronic-xerosis-pruritus-and-quality-of-life-in-older-adults
#14
Anne Lynn S Chang, Suephy C Chen, Lars Osterberg, Staci Brandt, Erika C von Grote, Matthew H Meckfessel
A skin care regimen which significantly improved atopic dermatitis and pruritus was evaluated for its efficacy and acceptability in senior subjects diagnosed with xerosis who also suffer from pruritus. This was an open-label, single-center study, designed to evaluate the daily use of a skin care regimen for 15 days. Assessments were made at baseline, day 8 and day 15 for visual skin dryness, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), hydration, desquamation, subject-perceived itch and quality of life (QoL). Twenty-five subjects, ages 60-73 years, had significantly improved skin visual dryness, hydration, desquamation, itch and QoL at days 8 and 15, relative to baseline (P < ...
June 6, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583294/hataedock-treatment-has-preventive-therapeutic-effects-for-atopic-dermatitis-through-skin-barrier-protection-in-dermatophagoides-farinae-induced-nc-nga-mice
#15
Ho-Yeol Cha, Sang-Hyun Ahn, Jin-Hong Cheon, Sun-Young Park, Kibong Kim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hataedock treatment is traditionally used for the purpose of preventing the future skin disease by feeding herbal extracts to the newborn in traditional Chinese and Korean medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigated the preventive therapeutic effects of Hataedock (HTD) treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) through skin barrier protection in Dermatophagoides farinae-induced NC/Nga mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To the HTD treatment group, the extract of Coptis japonica Makino and Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fischer, which analyzed with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)-fingerprint for quality consistency, was administered orally to the 3-week-old mice before inducing AD...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569792/loss-of-epidermal-ap1-transcription-factor-function-reduces-filaggrin-level-alters-chemokine-expression-and-produces-an-ichthyosis-related-phenotype
#16
Christina A Young, Ellen A Rorke, Gautam Adhikary, Wen Xu, Richard L Eckert
AP1 transcription factors are important controllers of epidermal differentiation. Multiple family members are expressed in the epidermis in a differentiation-dependent manner, where they function to regulate gene expression. To study the role of AP1 factor signaling, TAM67 (dominant-negative c-jun) was inducibly expressed in the suprabasal epidermis. The TAM67-positive epidermis displays keratinocyte hyperproliferation, hyperkeratosis and parakeratosis, delayed differentiation, extensive subdermal vasodilation, nuclear loricrin localization, tail and digit pseudoainhum and reduced filaggrin level...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569788/disease-linked-connexin26-s17f-promotes-volar-skin-abnormalities-and-mild-wound-healing-defects-in-mice
#17
Eric Press, Katanya C Alaga, Kevin Barr, Qing Shao, Felicitas Bosen, Klaus Willecke, Dale W Laird
Several mutant mice have been generated to model connexin (Cx)-linked skin diseases; however, the role of connexins in skin maintenance and during wound healing remains to be fully elucidated. Here we generated a novel, viable, and fertile mouse (Cx26(CK14-S17F/+)) with the keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness mutant (Cx26S17F) driven by the cytokeratin 14 promoter. This mutant mouse mirrors several Cx26-linked human skin pathologies suggesting that the etiology of Cx26-linked skin disease indeed stems from epidermal expression of the Cx26 mutant...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559894/multifactorial-modulation-of-food-induced-anaphylaxis
#18
REVIEW
Sara Benedé, María Garrido-Arandia, Laura Martín-Pedraza, Cristina Bueno, Araceli Díaz-Perales, Mayte Villalba
Prevalence of food-induced anaphylaxis increases progressively and occurs in an unpredictable manner, seriously affecting the quality of life of patients. Intrinsic factors including age, physiological, and genetic features of the patient as well as extrinsic factors such as the intake of drugs and exposure to environmental agents modulate this disorder. It has been proven that diseases, such as mastocytosis, defects in HLA, or filaggrin genes, increase the risk of severe allergic episodes. Certain allergen families such as storage proteins, lipid transfer proteins, or parvalbumins have also been linked to anaphylaxis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556377/deficiency-of-filaggrin-regulates-endogenous-cysteine-protease-activity-leading-to-impaired-skin-barrier-function
#19
X W Wang, J J Wang, D Gutowska-Owsiak, M Salimi, T A Selvakumar, A Gwela, L Y Chen, Y J Wang, E Giannoulatou, G Ogg
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disorder, characterized by skin barrier defects and enhanced allergen priming. Null mutations in the filaggrin gene (FLG) are strongly associated with moderate to severe AD, but the pathways linking barrier dysfunction and cutaneous inflammation are still largely unknown. AIM: To assess alteration of endogenous cysteine protease activity in FLG-deficient keratinocytes, and to determine whether the alteration in cysteine protease activity affects epidermal barrier function and associated gene and protein expression...
May 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543665/immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-epidermal-proliferation-differentiation-and-melanocytic-density-in-symmetrical-acrokeratoderma
#20
P-P Yang, J Peng, Y-Y Wu, Z Liu, P Sheng, Y Zhou, S-J Li, Y-M Fan
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical acrokeratoderma (SAK) is characterized by brown to black hyperkeratotic patches on acral regions. Although epidermal hyperkeratosis and acanthosis are consistent pathological changes, the nature of epidermal hyperplasia is unknown. AIM: To evaluate epidermal proliferation and differentiation and melanocytic density in skin lesions of SAK. METHODS: Expression of keratin 10 (K10), K14, K16, involucrin, filaggrin, Ki-67, and Melan-A was detected by immunohistochemistry in eight patients with SAK, seven patients with ichthyosis vulgaris (IV) and six healthy controls (HCs)...
May 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
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