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Incidence of psoriasis vulgaris in Asians is estimated at 0.05-0.3%. Studies in North America and Europe demonstrated that adalimumab, a fully human, recombinant, immunoglobulin G(1) monoclonal antibody, was efficacious and well-tolerated in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. This 24-week, placebo-controlled study evaluated the efficacy and safety of(More)
We investigated the inhibitory effects of a novel amphiphilic ascorbic derivative, disodium isostearyl 2-O-L-ascorbyl phosphate (VCP-IS-2Na), synthesized from a hydrophilic ascorbic derivative, sodium-2-O-L-ascorbyl phosphate (VCP-Na), on melanogenesis in cultured human melanoma cells, normal human melanocytes, and three-dimensional cultured human skin(More)
This trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the H4 R-antagonist JNJ-39758979 in adult Japanese patients with moderate atopic dermatitis (AD). Eligible patients were randomly assigned to JNJ-39758979 300 mg, 100 mg or placebo once daily for 6 weeks in this phase 2a, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled study. Primary efficacy was(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic relapsing eczematous skin disease characterized by pruritus and inflammation and accompanied by cutaneous physiological dysfunction (dry and barrier-disrupted skin). Most of the patients have atopic diathesis. A standard guideline for the management (diagnosis, severity classification and therapy) of AD has been(More)
IFN-lambda 1, -lambda 2 and -lambda 3 have been discovered as the latest members of the class II cytokine family and shown to possess antiviral activity. Murine B16 melanoma and Colon26 cancer cells were transduced with mouse IFN-lambda to determine whether IFN-lambda possesses antitumor activity. Overexpression of IFN-lambda induced cell surface MHC class(More)
The clinical use of adalimumab and infliximab, human anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α monoclonal antibodies, for psoriasis began in January 2010. In January 2011, ustekinumab, a human anti-interleukin-12/23p40 (IL-12/23p40) monoclonal antibody, was newly approved as the third biologic with an indication for psoriasis. While all of these biologics are(More)
Secukinumab, a fully human anti-IL-17A monoclonal antibody, neutralizes IL-17A, a key cytokine in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Efficacy and safety of secukinumab was evaluated in Japanese patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis as part of a large Phase 3 global study (ERASURE). In this 52-week, double-blind study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:(More)
A large-scale prospective post-marketing surveillance was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of infliximab in Japanese patients with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, pustular psoriasis and psoriatic erythroderma. This study was conducted in all psoriasis patients treated with infliximab after its Japanese regulatory approval. Infliximab was(More)
We describe a case of H syndrome with massive skin involvement, retroperitoneal fibrosis and Raynaud's phenomenon. A 48-year-old man with parents of a consanguineous marriage, first appeared with decreased urine output, skin sclerosis on his inner thighs and short stature (142 cm, 47 kg). The patient had suffered from hearing loss since the age of 1 year,(More)