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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079921/four-cases-of-exogenous-acral-pigmentation-related-to-a-darkeling-beetle-coleoptera-tenebrionidae-blaps
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S Mokni, L Boussofara, W Saidi, A Aounallah, C Belajouza, N Ghariani, R Nouira, M Denguezli
Beetle (coleoptera) is the largest insect order colonizing all continents 1-2. Most of the beetles synthesize hemolymph containing several chemicals used as signals or defensive secretions against predators 2. Coleoptera body fluids can accidentally come into contact with humans' skin and induce dermatitis. Skin contact with the beetles commonly causes blistering skin eruption 3. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078437/senescence-in-the-lesional-fibroblasts-of-non-segmental-vitiligo-patients
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Seema Rani, Supriya Bhardwaj, Niharika Srivastava, Vijay Lakshmi Sharma, Davinder Parsad, Ravinder Kumar
Dermal fibroblasts secrete various growth factors which are important for skin pigmentation. Imbalance in the synchronization of epidermal and dermal cells in the skin can play vital role in the pathogenesis of pigmentary disorder vitiligo. Therefore, our objective was to check the lesional fibroblasts for any abnormality and senescence in non-segmental vitiligo patients (NSV). Skin punch biopsies were taken from NSV patients and healthy controls. Explant culture of fibroblast from lesional dermis, non-lesional dermis, and control was analyzed...
January 11, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076343/pigmented-basal-cell-carcinoma-mimicking-a-superficial-spreading-melanoma
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Paula Hasbún Acuña, Roberto Cullen Aravena, César Maturana Donaire, Raúl Ares Mora, Ninoska Porras Kusmanic
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, especially in elderly people. Pigmented basal cell carcinoma is a rare subtype and has been described in the literature as a nodular and hyperpigmented lesion; rarely, it can appear as an extensive pigmented plate, which may be clinically indistinguishable from superficial spreading melanoma and Bowen disease. Dermatoscopy has a high sensitivity in the diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma. When Menzies criteria are used; however, the final diagnosis is made by histopathology...
December 20, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063031/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-afamelanotide-and-its-clinical-use-in-treating-dermatologic-disorders
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REVIEW
Elisabeth I Minder, Jasmin Barman-Aksoezen, Xiaoye Schneider-Yin
Afamelanotide, the first α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) analogue, synthesized in 1980, was broadly investigated in all aspects of pigmentation because its activity and stability were higher than the natural hormone. Afamelanotide binds to the melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R), and MC1R signaling increases melanin synthesis, induces antioxidant activities, enhances DNA repair processes and modulates inflammation. The loss-of-function variants of the MC1R present in fair-skinned Caucasians are less effectively activated by the natural hormone...
January 6, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062304/duplication-of-dio3-genes-in-teleost-fish-and-their-divergent-expression-in-skin-during-flatfish-metamorphosis
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R N Alves, J C R Cardoso, T Harboe, R S T Martins, M Manchado, B Norberg, D M Power
Deiodinase 3 (Dio3) plays an essential role during early development in vertebrates by controlling tissue thyroid hormone (TH) availability. The Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) possesses duplicate dio3 genes (dio3a and dio3b). Expression analysis indicates that dio3b levels change in abocular skin during metamorphosis and this suggests that this enzyme is associated with the divergent development of larval skin to the juvenile phenotype. In larvae exposed to MMI, a chemical that inhibits TH production and blocks metamorphosis, expression of dio3b in ocular skin is significantly up-regulated suggesting that THs normally modulate this genes expression during this developmental event...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061843/sun-protection-to-improve-vaccine-effectiveness-in-children-in-a-high-ambient-ultraviolet-radiation-and-rural-environment-an-intervention-study
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Caradee Y Wright, Patricia N Albers, Angela Mathee, Zamantimande Kunene, Catherine D'Este, Ashwin Swaminathan, Robyn M Lucas
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is a mainstay of preventive healthcare, reducing the incidence of serious childhood infections. Ecological studies have demonstrated an inverse association between markers of high ambient ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure (e.g., sunny season, low latitude of residence) and reduction in the vaccination-associated immune response. Higher sun exposure on the day prior to and spanning the day of vaccination has been associated with a reduced antigen-specific immune response independent of skin pigmentation...
January 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058605/summer-molting-of-bowhead-whales-balaena-mysticetus-linnaeus-1758-of-the-okhotsk-sea-population
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O F Chernova, O V Shpak, A B Kiladze, V S Azarova, V V Rozhnov
In bowhead whales summering in Ulbanskiy Bay of the Okhotsk Sea, molting of epidermis has been found and histologically confirmed. The outer layer of the molting whale epidermis is longitudinally stratified and rejected in the form of relatively large plates up to several millimeters thick, each representing a lamellar formation consisting of longitudinal rows of parakeratocytes with degenerated nuclei, numerous pigment granules, and lipid inclusions. Molting intensity is correlated with the level of proliferation and regeneration of all epidermal layers, which helps to maintain the optimal skin thickness...
November 2016: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057405/genetic-variants-associated-with-skin-aging-in-the-chinese-han-population
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Wenshan Gao, Jingze Tan, Anke Hüls, Anan Ding, Yu Liu, Mary S Matsui, Andrea Vierkötter, Jean Krutmann, Tamara Schikowski, Li Jin, Sijia Wang
BACKGROUND: The progression and manifestation of human skin aging has a strong genetic basis; however, most of the supporting evidence has been gathered in Caucasian populations. The genetic contribution to the variation in skin aging in non-Caucasian populations is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the genetic risk factors of relevance for skin aging in East Asians, we conducted the first candidate gene study for signs of skin aging in Han Chinese. METHODS: We collected skin aging and genotype data in 502 female Han Chinese from the Taizhou cohort...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054522/clinicopathological-correlation-of-skin-tumors-a-dermatologist-s-perspective
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Namitha Chathra, Ramesh Bhat
BACKGROUND: Tumors of the skin may be encountered by a dermatologist either as presenting complaints or as incidental findings. Certain tumors are easily recognized clinically, while others can only be diagnosed by histopathology. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze the pattern of skin tumors through clinical and histopathological correlation and to assess the role of a dermatologist in the treatment of tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of histopathologically-diagnosed skin tumors seen in dermatology outpatient department from May 2011 to June 2013...
July 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050350/diffuse-skin-hyperpigmentation-associated-with-chronic-minocycline-use-in-a-patient-with-prosthetic-joint-infection
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Hadi Berbari, Elie F Berbari, Irene G Sia
Cutaneous hyperpigmentation is a recognized adverse effect of chronic minocycline use occurring in up to 50% of patients. In this report we present a rare case of extensive skin hyperpigmentation involving both lower extremities in a patient receiving long term minocycline. The patient was receiving minocycline as suppression for chronic prosthetic joint infection. Risk factors associated with minocycline-induced cutaneous pigmentation (MICH) will be reviewed.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045755/nevus-spilus-speckled-lentiginous-nevus-in-the-oral-cavity-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Karen G Torres, Laura Carle, Michael Royer
The congenital melanocytic nevus is a pigmented melanocytic lesion that presents at birth or shortly thereafter. It is commonly described on the skin, usually on the trunk and extremities. Only five intraoral cases of congenital melanocytic nevi have been described in the English literature. A nevus spilus (speckled lentiginous nevus) is a clinical variant of congenital melanocytic nevus. The authors present the case of a 19-year-old male with an intraoral nevus spilus. The anterior mandibular gingiva exhibited multiple speckled, pigmented papules and macules on a thickened, hyperplastic macular background...
January 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041747/autologous-fat-grafting-does-not-improve-burn-scar-appearance-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-pilot-study
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Shaili Gal, Jesus Ignacio Ramirez, Pirko Maguina
OBJECTIVE: It has been proposed that fat grafts can improve the appearance of mature burn scars. The pluripotent progenitor cells contained within autologous adipose tissue grafts are believed to induce skin repair and improve scar appearance. We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effects of fat grafts on the appearance of mature burn scars. METHODS: Pediatric burn survivors with mature scars were recruited for this study...
December 29, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038884/photoprotection-in-specific-populations-children-and-people-of-color
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Tania Cestari, Kesha Buster
Improved education on appropriate photoprotection in children is vital. Photoprotection for these individuals should include seeking shade, the use of physical agents (clothing, hat, sunglasses), and application of sunscreens on exposed areas. Avoidance of the use of tanning beds is an important component of education for teenagers. Ultraviolet radiation exposure induces DNA damage and photoaging in all skin types, including people of color. The extent of such damage is inversely related to constitutive skin pigmentation...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034668/modified-vancouver-scar-scale-score-is-linked-with-quality-of-life-after-burn
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Vidya Finlay, Sally Burrows, Rosemary Kendell, Aaron Berghuber, Vincent Chong, Jason Tan, Dale W Edgar, Fiona Wood
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine if a scar quality is associated with quality of life (QoL) at six months post-burn and beyond. METHODS: Quantile regression models adjusted for covariates were used to demonstrate the relationship of modified Vancouver Scar Scale (mVSS) total (with and without pigmentation) and the mVSS components, to the Burn Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) scores (full scale, Affect and Relations domain, Skin Sensitivity domain)...
December 26, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032173/clinical-outcomes-and-complications-associated-with-fractional-lasers-a-review-of-730-patients
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Steven R Cohen, Ashley Goodacre, Soobin Lim, Jennifer Johnston, Cory Henssler, Brian Jeffers, Ahmad Saad, Tracy Leong
BACKGROUND: Fractional lasers were introduced to provide increased safety, while maintaining high efficacy and patient satisfaction. Patients with virtually all Fitzpatrick skin types could be safely treated using a wide spectrum of wavelengths and a broad array of skin conditions, and aging could be addressed. Although safety studies have been reported for ablative CO2 and erbium lasers, surprisingly few data are available on adverse events and complications associated with fractional lasers...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030792/genomic-expression-differences-between-cutaneous-cells-from-red-hair-color-individuals-and-black-hair-color-individuals-based-on-bioinformatic-analysis
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Joan Anton Puig-Butille, Pol Gimenez-Xavier, Alessia Visconti, Jérémie Nsengimana, Francisco Garcia-García, Gemma Tell-Marti, Maria José Escamez, Julia Newton-Bishop, Veronique Bataille, Marcela Del Río, Joaquín Dopazo, Mario Falchi, Susana Puig
The MC1R gene plays a crucial role in pigmentation synthesis. Loss-of-function MC1R variants, which impair protein function, are associated with red hair color (RHC) phenotype and increased skin cancer risk. Cultured cutaneous cells bearing loss-of-function MC1R variants show a distinct gene expression profile compared to wild-type MC1R cultured cutaneous cells. We analysed the gene signature associated with RHC co-cultured melanocytes and keratinocytes by Protein-Protein interaction (PPI) network analysis to identify genes related with non-functional MC1R variants...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029781/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation-contributes-to-benzanthrone-induced-hyperpigmentation-via-modulation-of-melanogenic-signaling-pathways
#17
Sabiya Abbas, Shamshad Alam, Krishna P Singh, Mahadeo Kumar, Shailendra K Gupta, Kausar M Ansari
Benzanthrone (BA), an oxidized polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), has been found to be a potential health threat to occupational workers involved in dye manufacturing factories. It has been observed that occupational workers become exposed to BA either during manufacturing, pulverization, or storage and developed various kinds of skin diseases like contact dermatitis, itching, erythema, roughness, and foremost, hyperpigmentation. It has been shown that some environmental organic pollutants (POPs) like dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may act as ligands for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and regulate hyperpigmentation...
January 12, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029320/pulmonary-infiltrates-in-a-patient-with-advanced-melanoma
#18
Charles A Powell
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029168/trends-in-regenerative-medicine-repigmentation-in-vitiligo-through-melanocyte-stem-cell-mobilization
#19
REVIEW
Stanca A Birlea, Gertrude-E Costin, Dennis R Roop, David A Norris
Vitiligo is the most frequent human pigmentary disorder, characterized by progressive autoimmune destruction of mature epidermal melanocytes. Of the current treatments offering partial and temporary relief, ultraviolet (UV) light is the most effective, coordinating an intricate network of keratinocyte and melanocyte factors that control numerous cellular and molecular signaling pathways. This UV-activated process is a classic example of regenerative medicine, inducing functional melanocyte stem cell populations in the hair follicle to divide, migrate, and differentiate into mature melanocytes that regenerate the epidermis through a complex process involving melanocytes and other cell lineages in the skin...
December 28, 2016: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019642/recent-updates-on-melanocyte-biology-and-the-use-of-promising-bioactive-compounds-for-the-treatment-of-hypopigmentary-disorders-a-review
#20
Sharique A Ali, Ishrat Naaz, Kamal Uddin Zaidi, Ayesha Sharique Ali
Skin pigmentation is a broadly appearing phenomenon in nature which plays an important task of determining the appearance and biology of all vertebrates including human beings. Skin color is a crucial attribute, determined by the synthesis of melanin pigment within melanocytes by the process of melanogenesis and is regulated by many extrinsic as well as intrinsic factors. Tyrosinase catalyzes the key step of melanogenesis, dysfunction of tyrosinase leads to reduce melanin production which results in severe clinical and aesthetical problems of hypopigmentation...
December 23, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
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