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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
Juan Rodriguez-Paris, Jörg Waldhaus, Jeenal A Gordhandas, Lynn Pique, Iris Schrijver
We characterized a novel GJB2 missense variant, c.133G>A, p.Gly45Arg, and compared it with the only other variant at the same amino acid position of the connexin 26 protein (Cx26) reported to date: c.134G>A, p.Gly45Glu. Whereas both variants are associated with hearing loss and are dominantly inherited, p.Gly45Glu has been implicated in the rare fatal keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome, which results in cutaneous infections and septicemia with premature demise in the first year of life. In contrast, p...
2016: PeerJ
Giang Huong Nguyen, James Y Wang, Kenneth B Hymes, Cynthia M Magro
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a rare and often aggressive lymphoid malignancy known to be associated with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1. There are 2 broad categories: acute and chronic. In the acute category, there is a leukemic and a lymphomatous variant, whereas in the designated "chronic" form, there is mild peripheral blood lymphocytosis. The intermediate "smoldering" category is without peripheral blood lymphocytosis with only discernible skin involvement. We present a 68-year-old human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 seropositive female with a mild peripheral blood atypical lymphocytosis who had indurated nodules on her hands of 2 years duration and a new scaly ichthyosiform eruption on her lower extremities...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
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
Hanna Niehues, Joost Schalkwijk, Ivonne M J J van Vlijmen-Willems, Diana Rodijk-Olthuis, Michelle M van Rossum, Ewa Wladykowski, Johanna M Brandner, Ellen H J van den Bogaard, Patrick L J M Zeeuwen
We investigated differentiation and barrier properties of epidermal equivalents derived from ichthyosis vulgaris keratinocytes that were homozygous for FLG null mutations. We found no effect on penetration of tracer molecules, compared with filaggrin proficient keratinocytes.
October 11, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Patrick L J M Zeeuwen, Thomas H A Ederveen, Danique A van der Krieken, Hanna Niehues, Jos Boekhorst, Sanja Kezic, Daniëlle A T Hanssen, Marisol E Otero, Ivonne M J J van Vlijmen-Willems, Diana Rodijk-Olthuis, Denise Falcone, Ellen H J van den Bogaard, Marijke Kamsteeg, Heleen D de Koning, Manon E J Zeeuwen-Franssen, Maurice A M van Steensel, Michiel Kleerebezem, Harro M Timmerman, Sacha A F T van Hijum, Joost Schalkwijk
Mutations in the filaggrin gene, which cause the skin disease ichthyosis vulgaris and are a genetic risk factor for atopic dermatitis, alter the cutaneous microbiome thereby affecting keratinocyte host defense responses following skin barrier disruption.
October 7, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Maella Severino-Freire, Nathalie Jonca, Melanie Pichery, Emilie Tournier, Nicolas Chassaing, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier
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October 10, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Sohini Chatterjee, Trevor Humby, William Davies
BACKGROUND: X-linked ichthyosis (XLI) is a rare dermatological condition arising from deficiency for the enzyme steroid sulfatase (STS). Preliminary evidence in boys with XLI, and animal model studies, suggests that individuals lacking STS are at increased risk of developmental disorders and associated traits. However, the behavioural profile of children with XLI is poorly-characterised, and the behavioural profile of adults with XLI has not yet been documented at all. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using an online survey, advertised worldwide, we collected detailed self- or parent-reported information on behaviour in adult (n = 58) and younger (≤18yrs, n = 24) males with XLI for comparison to data from their non-affected brothers, and age/gender-matched previously-published normative data...
2016: PloS One
Özge Mine Örenay, Funda Tamer, Evren Sarıfakıoğlu, Umran Yıldırım
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
W H I McLean
The main proteinaceous component of the keratohyalin granules within the granular layer keratinocytes of the epidermis is the giant, repetitive polyprotein profilaggrin. When granular layer cells commit to terminal differentiation to form the flattened squames of the stratum corneum, profilaggrin is rapidly cleaved into multiple copies of the 37 kDa filaggrin monomer, which binds to and condenses the keratin cytoskeleton, thereby facilitating cellular compression. Within the stratum corneum, filaggrin is broken down to form natural moisturising factor, a pool of amino acids and derivatives thereof that exerts multiple effects...
October 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Young H Lim, Keith A Choate
Ichthyosis with confetti is a rare, autosomal dominant disorder caused by frameshift mutations in KRT10 or KRT1 and characterized by the development of white, genetically revertant macules in red, diseased skin. All cases result from mutations affecting the tail domains of keratin-10 or keratin-1, and Suzuki et al. expand the mutation spectrum for ichthyosis with confetti caused by mutations in KRT1, showing that a polyarginine frameshift in the keratin-1 tail can also cause this disorder.
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
N Asokan, V G Binesh
BACKGROUND: There are few population-based studies on prevalence of cutaneous problems in diabetes mellitus. AIMS: To identify skin problems associated with diabetes mellitus among elderly persons in a village in Kerala. METHODS: In this population-based cross-sectional survey, we compared the prevalence of skin problems among 287 elderly diabetics (aged 65 years or more) with 275 randomly selected elderly persons without diabetes mellitus...
September 20, 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Andac Salman, Dilek Seckin Gencosmanoglu, Ayse Deniz Yucelten, Nursel Elcioglu, Gabriele Richard, Cuyan Demirkesen
Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome is a rare genodermatosis causing ichthyosis-like skin lesions, keratitis, and deafness. Herein, we report a patient with this rare syndrome in association with pityriasis lichenoides chronica, which was succesfully treated with narrow-band ultraviolet B phototherapy despite our concerns regarding the increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma, hyperpyrexia, and keratitis.
May 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Wallace Austin Smith, Austin Cope, Martin Fernandez, Palak Parekh
Epidermolytic Ichthyosis (EI) is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis. Although an inherited disorder, 50% of cases represent novel mutations. This disorder presents as a bullous disease in newborns progressing to a lifelong ichthyotic skin disorder.  Other manifestations include palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK).  EI results from mutations in the keratin 1 and keratin 10 genes. Phenotypic variability is seen in affected individuals based on the genotypic mutation.  We present a mother and her newborn son with EI and prominent PPK in the mother, which also developed in the child at a few months of age...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Ana Gameiro, Rita Cabral, Ana Moreno, Oscar Tellechea
Superficial epidermolytic ichthyosis (SEI) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation in the keratin 2 gene and clinically characterized by mild hyperkeratosis, superficial blisters and shedding, referred to as the moulting phenomenon. We report a case of SEI in an 18-month-old girl presenting with marked hypertrichosis. Although not invariably present, we believe that hypertrichosis can be an important clue for diagnosis.
September 7, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Qiguo Zhang, Yao Yang, Liangqi Cai, Yijin Huang, Yan Duan, Yanhua Liang
OBJECTIVE: To identify potential mutations of the FLG gene in two Chinese families affected with ichthyosis vulgaris. METHODS: All coding exons and exon-intron boundary of the FLG gene were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and analyzed by direct sequencing. The results were compared with those of 100 unrelated healthy controls. RESULTS: Two novel missense mutations, c.1360A>G (p.T454A) and c.10363G>T (p.D3455Y), were detected in all affected individuals from family 1 and family 2 respectively but none of the controls...
October 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
Amy S Paller, Yael Renert-Yuval, Maria Suprun, Hitokazu Esaki, Margeaux Oliva, Thy Nhat Huynh, Benjamin Ungar, Norma Kunjravia, Rivka Friedland, Xiangyu Peng, Xiuzhong Zheng, Yeriel D Estrada, James G Krueger, Keith A Choate, Mayte Suárez-Fariñas, Emma Guttman-Yassky
BACKGROUND: The ichthyoses are rare genetic disorders associated with generalized scaling, erythema, and epidermal barrier impairment. Pathogenesis-based therapy is largely lacking, since the underlying molecular basis is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To characterize molecularly cutaneous inflammation and its correlation with clinical and barrier characteristics. METHODS: We analyzed biopsies from 21 genotyped ichthyosis patients (congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (n=6), lamellar ichthyosis (n=7), epidermolytic ichthyosis, (n=5) and Netherton syndrome (n=3)) by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR and compared them with healthy controls, and atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis patients...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Lei Zhang, Michael Ferreyros, Weiguo Feng, Melanie Hupe, Debra A Crumrine, Jiang Chen, Peter M Elias, Walter M Holleran, Lee Niswander, Daniel Hohl, Trevor Williams, Enrique C Torchia, Dennis R Roop
Harlequin Ichthyosis is a severe skin disease caused by mutations in the human gene encoding ABCA12. Here, we characterize a novel mutation in intron 29 of the mouse Abca12 gene that leads to the loss of a 5' splice donor site and truncation of the Abca12 RNA transcript. Homozygous mutants of this smooth skin or smsk allele die perinatally with shiny translucent skin, typical of animal models of Harlequin Ichthyosis. Characterization of smsk mutant skin showed that the delivery of glucosylceramides and CORNEODESMOSIN was defective, while ultrastructural analysis revealed abnormal lamellar bodies and the absence of lipid lamellae in smsk epidermis...
2016: PloS One
William B Rizzo
INTRODUCTION: Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is a rare neurocutaneous disease characterized by ichthyosis, spasticity, intellectual disability and a distinctive retinopathy. It is caused by inactivating mutations in ALDH3A2, which codes for fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase (FALDH) and results in abnormal metabolism of long-chain aliphatic aldehydes and alcohols. The potential disease mechanisms leading to symptoms include 1) accumulation of toxic fatty aldehydes that form covalent adducts with lipids and membrane proteins; 2) physical disruption of multi-lamellar membranes in skin and brain; 3) abnormal activation of the JNK cell signaling pathway; and 4) defective farnesol metabolism resulting in abnormal PPAR-α dependent gene expression...
April 2016: Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs
Yohya Shigehara, Shujiro Okuda, Georges Nemer, Adele Chedraoui, Ryota Hayashi, Fadi Bitar, Hiroyuki Nakai, Ossama Abbas, Laetitia Daou, Riichiro Abe, Maria Bou Sleiman, Abdul Ghani Kibbi, Mazen Kurban, Yutaka Shimomura
Autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI) is a heterogeneous group of hereditary skin disorder characterized by an aberrant cornification of the epidermis. ARCI is classified into a total of 11 subtypes (ARCI1-ARCI11) based on their causative genes or loci. Of these, the causative gene for only ARCI7 has not been identified, while it was previously mapped on chromosome 12p11.2-q13.1. In this study, we performed genetic analyses for 3 Lebanese families with ARCI, and successfully determined the linkage interval to 9...
August 18, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
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