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Increased Expression of the Wnt Signalling Inhibitor Dkk-1 in Non-lesional Skin and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Patients with Plaque PsoriasisInvestigative Report
Increased Expression of the Wnt Signalling Inhibitor Dkk-1 in Non-lesional Skin and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Patients with Plaque Psoriasis
Oliver Seifert, Jan Söderman, Marita Skarstedt, Olaf Dienus, Andreas Matussek

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterised by abnormal keratinocyte proliferation, increased dermal angiogenesis and systemic inflammation. The cell signalling cascades provoked by Wnt proteins and their inhibitors, such as Dickkopf-1, play crucial roles to maintain homeostasis of a variety of tissues, including skin, and are also involved in angiogenesis and innate immunity. Th ...


Decrease in Chymase Activity is Associated with Increase in IL-6 Expression in Mast Cells in Atopic DermatitisInvestigative Report
Decrease in Chymase Activity is Associated with Increase in IL-6 Expression in Mast Cells in Atopic Dermatitis
Tiina Ilves, Ilkka T. Harvima

Mast cell chymase and interleukin (IL)-6 can be involved in atopic dermatitis and chymase can degrade IL-6. Our aim was therefore to study the expression of mast cell chymase and IL-6 in atopic skin using enzyme- and immunohistochemistry and to analyse their interaction in vitro. Chymase activity was significantly reduced in mast cells in skin lesions whereas the percentage of IL-6+ mast cells was ...


Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis: A Retrospective Study of 23 Patients in DenmarkClinical Report
Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis: A Retrospective Study of 23 Patients in Denmark
Kristina Lings, Anette Bygum

Linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LAD) is an autoimmune, chronic bullous disease affecting primarily young children and adults. Studies on LAD are relatively sparse and from Scandinavia we could only find a few case reports. Therefore we decided to conduct a retrospective investigation of patients seen at our department since 1972. A total of 23 patients were identified; 7 children (F:M ratio 0.75) ...


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