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The state of the skin changes drastically depending on the ambient temperature. Skin epidermal keratinocytes express thermosensitive transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) cation channels, TRPV3 and TRPV4. These multimodal receptors are activated by various kinds of chemical and physical stimuli, including warm temperatures (>30°C). It has been(More)
A 37-year-old Japanese male presented to us with persistent asteatotic skin with mild erythema on the trunk and extremities. Skin biopsy from the left knee showed marked epidermal acanthosis and hyperkeratosis, and milder granular degeneration. Ultrastructural analysis revealed clumping of the keratin filaments within suprabasal keratinocytes of the(More)
We report a 6-day-old Japanese girl showing generalized erythroderma accompanied by yellowish, exfoliative scaling that was accentuated on the face and scalp. Histological analysis showed psoriasiform dermatitis with acanthotic epidermis and premature shedding of the stratum corneum. Measurement of trypsin-like hydrolytic activity in SC showed six-fold(More)
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a disease characterized by recurrent blistering and chronic ulceration of the skin. In these patients, recurrent blisters frequently result in intractable skin ulcers due to impaired wound healing caused by mutations in the type VII collagen gene and malnutrition as well as by increased collagenase(More)