Jennifer C. Jones

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Type VII collagen, the major component of anchoring fibrils, consists of a central collagenous triple-helical domain flanked by two noncollagenous, globular domains, NC1 and NC2. Approximately 50% of the molecular mass of the molecule is consumed by the NC1 domain. We previously demonstrated that NC1 binds to various extracellular matrix components(More)
Human bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an immune-mediated blistering disease characterized by autoantibodies against BP antigens (230/180 kd), which are constitutive glycoproteins of hemidesmosomes found in basal keratinocytes. Blistering diseases similar to human BP have been reported in dogs. IgG deposits at the basement membrane zone (BMZ) are a common feature(More)
Pemphigoid nodularis, a rare variant of bullous pemphigoid, has clinical features resembling prurigo nodularis, with blisters arising from normal-appearing or nodular skin. The fine antigenic epitope of the autoantibodies and the mechanism accounting for the nodular phenotype has not been delineated. We describe a patient with pemphigoid nodularis that(More)
A 105-kD lower lamina lucida antigen (p105) has been detected by autoantibodies (anti-p105) from patients with a novel immunobullous disease. To distinguish p105 from other known lamina lucida components, we performed comparative immunoblotting on purified human amniotic laminin-5 (kalinin), 804G matrix (enriched in laminin-5), and keratinocyte and(More)
Odontostomatologiche, Ortodontiche e Chirurgiche, di Oftalmologia, di Patologia della Testa e del Collo, del Cavo Orale e della Comunicazione Audio Verbale e Scienze Ortopediche, Tramautologiche, Riabilitative e Plastico-Ricostruttive, Seconda Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy and Dipartimento di Chimica Farmaceutica e Tossicologica, Facoltà di Farmacia,(More)
A disintegrin and metalloproteinases (ADAMs) are a family of cell surface proteases that regulate diverse cellular functions, including cell adhesion, migration, cellular signaling, and proteolysis. Proteolytically active ADAMs are responsible for ectodomain shedding of membrane-associated proteins. ADAMs rapidly modulate key cell signaling pathways in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Total parenteral nutrition (TPN), a crucial treatment for patients who cannot receive enteral nutrition, is associated with mucosal atrophy, barrier dysfunction, and infectious complications. Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) improve intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) responses and attenuate mucosal atrophy in(More)
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