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Monoubiquitination of core histone 2A (H2A-K119u) has a critical role in gene regulation in hematopoietic differentiation and other developmental processes. To explore the interplay of histone H2A deubiquitinase Myb-like SWIRM and MPN domain containing1 (2A-DUB/Mysm1) with the p53 axis in the sequential differentiation of mature lymphocytes from(More)
The skin is increasingly exposed to ambient UV-irradiation thus increasing its risk for photooxidative damage with longterm detrimental effects like photoaging, which is characterized by wrinkles, loss of skin tone, and resilience. Photoaged skin displays prominent alterations in the cellular component and the extracellular matrix of the connective tissue(More)
We aimed to clarify the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) as a possible link between neurodegeneration and skin pathology in ALS by determination of gelatinase MMP-2 and MMP-9 in spinal cord and skin of transgenic SOD1((G93A)) mice. To elucidate mechanisms influencing MMPs, markers of oxidative damage (malondialdehyde (MDA), 3-nitrotyrosine (3-NT) and(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) mainly affects the motor neurons but may also include other organs such as the skin. We aimed to determine whether matrix metalloproteinases could provide a link between neuronal degeneration and skin alterations in ALS. We measured CSF, serum and skin tissue MMP-2 and MMP-9 using ELISA and malondialdehyde (MDA), a marker(More)
Premature aging of the skin is a prominent side effect of psoralen photoactivation, a therapy widely and successfully used for different skin disorders. Recently, we demonstrated that treatment of fibroblasts with 8-methoxypsoralen and ultraviolet A irradiation resulted in growth arrest with morphological and functional changes reminiscent of replicative(More)
Premature aging of the skin is a prominent side effect of psoralen photoactivation, a treatment used widely for various skin disorders. The molecular mechanisms underlying premature aging upon psoralen photoactivation are as yet unknown. Here we show that treatment of fibroblasts with 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) and subsequent ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation(More)
After a finite number of population doublings, normal human cells undergo replicative senescence accompanied by growth arrest. We previously described a model of stress-induced premature senescence by treatment of dermal fibroblasts with psoralen plus UVA, a common photodermatological therapy. Psoralen photoactivation has long been used as a therapy for(More)
Deregulation of reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI) resulting in either too high or too low concentrations are commonly recognized to be at least in part responsible for many changes associated with aging. This article reviews ROI-dependent mechanisms critically contributing to the decline of immune function during physiologic - or premature - aging. While(More)
Following psoralen photoactivation (PUVA treatment) human dermal fibroblasts undergo long-term growth arrest as well as morphological and functional changes reminiscent of replicative senescence. Although the molecular description of cellular senescence is still incomplete, replicative senescence of cultured human cells has been suggested to reflect(More)
IL-17 is a critical factor in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases. The impact of γδ T cells, accounting for an important source of IL-17 in acute murine IL-23- and imiquimod-induced skin inflammation, in human psoriasis is still unclear. Using the polygenic CD18(hypo) PL/J psoriasis mouse model spontaneously developing chronic(More)