Br J Dermatol 2019 12 9;181(6):1325-1327. Epub 2019 Oct 9.
Department of Dermatology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan.
Biomaterials 2021 Jul 15;276:121027. Epub 2021 Jul 15.
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Polymeric Composite and Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, GD Research Center for Functional Biomaterials Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, 510275, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:
Abnormal high level of cell free DNA (cfDNA) triggers chronic inflammation to exacerbate psoriasis symptoms. Scavenging cfDNA by topical cationic polymeric nanoparticles has been certified as an effective therapeutic strategy for treating psoriasis. However, cationic cfDNA scavengers have a great potential risk to organs after entering systemic circulation through skin barrier. Read More
Cytokine 2021 Jul 19;146:155641. Epub 2021 Jul 19.
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States; Departments of Pathology, Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States. Electronic address:
Interleukin-17C (IL-17C) is an understudied member of the IL-17 family of cytokines. Its synthesis is induced by both cytokines and pathogenic stimuli in a variety of cell types, most often expressed at mucosal and barrier surfaces. IL-17C expression is dysregulated in a variety of autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis, yet it is protective against bacterial infections of the gut, skin, and lungs. Read More
J Invest Dermatol 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Electronic address:
Psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of liver diseases. We investigated the impact of hepatic steatosis (European cohort) and hepatic inflammation (United States cohort) on subclinical atherosclerosis. In the European cohort (n=76 psoriasis participants and 76 controls), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), assessed by the sonographic hepatorenal index (SHRI), was more prevalent in psoriasis than controls (61% vs 45%; p=. Read More
Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA. Electronic address:
Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease characterized by excessive proliferation of epidermal keratinocytes and increased immune cell infiltration to the skin. Although it is well known that psoriasis pathogenesis is driven by aberrant production of proinflammatory cytokines, the mechanisms underlying the imbalance between proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine expression are incompletely understood. Here we report that the transcriptional coregulators C-terminal-binding protein (CtBP) 1 and 2 can transactivate a common set of proinflammatory genes both in the skin of imiquimod-induced mouse psoriasis model and in human keratinocytes and macrophages stimulated by imiquimod. Read More
Adv Ther 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
Introduction: Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disorder causing sudden, non-scarring hair loss. There are currently no drugs approved for AA treatment. This study assessed prevalence of comorbidities, treatments, and healthcare costs and resource utilization among patients with AA in the USA. Read More