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Structure and function of hemidesmosomes: more than simple adhesion complexes.
The attachment of cells to the extracellular matrix is of crucial importance in the maintenance of tissue structure and integrity. In stratified epithelia such as in skin as well as in other complexExpand
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Analysis of the interactions between BP180, BP230, plectin and the integrin α6β4 important for hemidesmosome assembly
Hemidesmosomes (HDs) are multi-protein complexes that promote stable adhesion of epithelial cells to the underlying extracellular matrix. We assessed the interactions between different hemidesmosomalExpand
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Consensus statement on definitions of disease, end points, and therapeutic response for pemphigus.
Our scientific knowledge of pemphigus has dramatically progressed in recent years. However, despite the availability of various therapeutic options for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, only aExpand
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Pemphigus. S2 Guideline for diagnosis and treatment – guided by the European Dermatology Forum (EDF) in cooperation with the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
Pemphigus encompasses a group of life‐threatening autoimmune bullous diseases characterized by blisters and erosions of the mucous membranes and skin. Before the era of immunosuppressive treatment,Expand
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The Z-disc proteins myotilin and FATZ-1 interact with each other and are connected to the sarcolemma via muscle-specific filamins
Myotilin and the calsarcin family member FATZ-1 (also called calsarcin-2 or myozenin-1) are recently discovered sarcomeric proteins implicated in the assembly and stabilization of the Z-discs inExpand
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Analysis of the interactions between BP180, BP230, plectin and the integrin α6β4 important for hemidesmosome assembly
Hemidesmosomes (HDs) are multi-protein complexes that promote stable adhesion of epithelial cells to the underlying extracellular matrix. We assessed the interactions between different hemidesmosomalExpand
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Hemidesmosomes: roles in adhesion, signaling and human diseases.
Our understanding of the role of hemidesmosomes in cell-substratum adhesion has greatly improved both as a result of targeted gene mutation experiments and by means of observations of severalExpand
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Interaction of the bullous pemphigoid antigen 1 (BP230) and desmoplakin with intermediate filaments is mediated by distinct sequences within their COOH terminus.
The bullous pemphigoid antigen 1 (BP230) and desmoplakin (DP) are members of the plakin protein family of cytolinkers. Despite their homology, their COOH termini selectively bind distinctExpand
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Clinical features and practical diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid.
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) represents the most common autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease. BP typically affects the elderly and is associated with significant morbidity. It has usually a chronicExpand
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Management of bullous pemphigoid: the European Dermatology Forum consensus in collaboration with the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Bullous pemphigoid is the most common autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes. This disease typically affects the elderly and presents with itch and localized orExpand
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