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Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is believed to play an important role in inducing Th1-type cytokine profiles. Atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis vulgaris (PsV) are considered to be Th2 and Th1 type disease, respectively. The IL-12 p40 subunit gene (IL12B) is located at chromosome 5q31-33 and linkage findings of AD on 5q31 were reported. Recently single nucleotide(More)
We examined polymorphisms of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene in Japanese patients with psoriasis vulgaris (PsV). We also studied the association between VDR gene polymorphisms and the response to vitamin D (VD) topical treatment in psoriatic patients. FokI, BsmI, ApaI and TaqI genotypes were determined by restriction fragment patterns in patients (n = 115)(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis features an increased level and activity of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha). The TNF-alpha gene has single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at positions -308 (-308G>A) and -238 (-238G>A) in the promoter region, and the -238G>A SNP has been reported to be associated with psoriasis vulgaris (PV) and psoriatic arthritis in(More)
ErbB2 and ErbB3, members of the EGF receptor/ErbB family, form a heterodimer upon binding of a ligand, inducing the activation of Rac small G protein and Akt protein kinase for cell movement and survival, respectively. The enhanced ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling causes tumorigenesis, invasion, and metastasis. We found here that the ErbB3/ErbB2 signaling is regulated(More)
We report a case of a 70-year-old woman with generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) who responded well to infliximab therapy and adalimumab therapy after secondary failure of infliximab therapy, but did not respond to ustekinumab therapy. We speculate that the pathogenic factor in this case favored anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α therapy to(More)
Adalimumab is a biologic that is very effective for treatment of psoriasis. However, recalcitrant or recurrent lesions sometimes occur during treatment. Maxacalcitol is an active vitamin D3 ointment that is effective in treatment of psoriasis. Topical therapy may be beneficial in treatment of recalcitrant or recurrent lesions during treatment with systemic(More)
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