Marcel F. Jonkman

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We investigate the extraction of effective color features for a content-based image retrieval (CBIR) application in dermatology. Effectiveness is measured by the rate of correct retrieval of images from four color classes of skin lesions. We employ and compare two different methods to learn favorable feature representations for this special application:(More)
W e apply distance based classifiers in the context of a content based image retrieval task in dermatology. In the present project, only RGB color information is used. We employ two different methods in order to obtain a discriminative distance measure for classification and retrieval: Generalized Matrix LVQ (GMLVQ) and the Large Margin Nearest Neighbor(More)
  • Marcel F Jonkman, Hans Scheffer, Rein Stulp, Hendri H Pas, Miranda Nijenhuis, Klaas Heeres +3 others
  • 1997
Mitotic gene conversion acting as reverse mutation has not been previously demonstrated in human. We report here that the revertant mosaicism of a compound heterozygous proband with an autosomal recessive genodermatosis, generalized atrophic benign epidermolysis bullosa, is caused by mitotic gene conversion of one of the two mutated COL17A1 alleles.(More)
Apoptotic cells are thought to play an essential role in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We hypothesise that delayed or altered clearance of apoptotic cells after UV irradiation will lead to inflammation in the skin of SLE patients. Fifteen SLE patients and 13 controls were irradiated with two minimal erythemal doses (MEDs) of(More)
  • Magdalena M. van der Kooi-Pol, Mehdi Sadaghian Sadabad, José C. Duipmans, Artur J. Sabat, Tim Stobernack, Till F. Omansen +4 others
  • 2013
The opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus aureus is known to interfere with wound healing and represents a significant risk factor for wound infections and invasive disease. It is generally assumed that one individual is predominantly colonized by one S. aureus type. Nevertheless, patients with the genetic blistering disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB) often(More)
BACKGROUND Pemphigus foliaceus is an autoimmune skin disease characterized by subcorneal blistering and IgG antibodies directed against desmoglein 1. In the skin, these antibodies deposit intraepidermally. On rare occasions,an additional “lupus band” of granular depositions of IgG and complement is seen along the epidermal basement membrane zone. This(More)
The hemidesmosome is a specialized transmembrane complex that mediates the binding of epithelial cells to the underlying basement membrane. In the skin, this multiprotein structure can be regarded as the chief adhesion unit at the site of the dermal-epidermal junction. Focal adhesions are additional specialized attachment structures located between(More)
Pemphigus is a chronic mucocutaneous autoimmune bullous disease that is characterized by loss of cell-cell contact in skin and/or mucous membranes. Past research has successfully identified desmosomes as immunological targets and has demonstrated that acantholysis is initiated through direct binding of IgG. The exact mechanisms of acantholysis, however, are(More)