Kazuki Tatsuno

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Filaggrin protein is synthesized in the stratum granulosum of the skin and contributes to the formation of the human skin barrier. Profilaggrin is cleaved by proteolytic enzymes and converted to functional filaggrin, but its processing mechanism remains not fully elucidated. Kallikrein-related peptidase 5 (KLK5) is a major serine protease found in the skin,(More)
BACKGROUND Topical combination of a vitamin D3 analogue and corticosteroid is widely used for the treatment of psoriasis, a TH17-mediated disorder, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. OBJECTIVE We investigated the effect of this topical applicant, focusing on skin-infiltrating TH17 cells. METHODS In 10 patients with plaque psoriasis,(More)
© 2013 The Authors. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1444 Journal Compilation © 2013 Acta Dermato-Venereologica. ISSN 0001-5555 Plasma exchange is a therapeutic option in severe cases of pemphigus. Both centrifugal plasmapheresis and double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP) are available, but the latter, newer, procedure currently prevails because of its safety(More)
The antiproliferative activity of 5-fluorouracil (5-FUra) and 5'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5'-dFUrd), used in combination with typical cytokines and growth factors, was investigated in mouse colon 26 carcinoma cells. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha), and interferon gamma (IFN gamma) at low doses showing < 50% inhibition(More)
The T-helper (Th)17 cell plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, and several biological therapies have shown to be highly efficient in the treatment. However, some patients respond poorly to these therapies and may even develop paradoxical adverse effects. To evaluate the significance of serum immunological factors or circulating competent(More)
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is overtly expressed on skin lesions of atopic dermatitis (AD), and the initiative role of TSLP-activated DCs in AD has gained much attention in the past few years, while its actions on other immune cells such as T cells have been given less notice. We aimed to clarify whether TSLP receptor (TSLPR) is expressed on certain(More)
Recently, an unexpected outbreak of patients with leukoderma occurred in Japan with the use of brightening/lightening cosmetics containing rhododendrol (RD). Patients developed leukoderma mostly on the skin sites repeatedly applied with RD, but some patients also had vitiligo-like lesions on the non-applied sites. RD is a tyrosinase-competitive inhibiting(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is occasionally associated with vitiligo, however, the incidence and conditions of vitiligo or leukoderma, and the characteristics of concurrent AD, remain unclear. We conducted a prospective observational study to investigate the leukoderma-related clinical manifestations and bioparameters of AD. Because vitiligo in AD lesions is(More)