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The anticonvulsant carbamazepine (CBZ) frequently causes cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADRs), including maculopapular eruption (MPE), hypersensitivity syndrome (HSS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). We reported that SJS/TEN caused by CBZ is strongly associated with the HLA-B*1502 gene in Han Chinese. Here, we(More)
Skin-derived migratory dendritic cells (DC), in contrast to bone marrow-derived DC (BMDC), express CXCR5, respond to the chemokine CXC ligand 13 (CXCL13) in vitro, and are capable of migrating to B cell zones (BCZ) in lymph nodes (LN) in vivo. Herein, we analyzed the surface phenotype of skin-derived migratory DC and found that 15-35% of MHC class II(high)(More)
BACKGROUND Dihydrodiol dehydrogenase (DDH) is a member of the aldo-keto reductases superfamily which may be involved in normal detoxification process of environmental mutagenic hazards like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Previous clinical studies have demonstrated the over-expression of DDH in various types of cancers, including cutaneous squamous(More)
To address whether matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 expression by mesenchymal fibroblasts may be differentially modulated by interactions with normal or malignant epidermal cells, we set up a fibroblast co-culture model separately with keratinocytes, basal cell carcinoma cells and melanoma cells. Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction(More)
Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a clonal epidermotropic malignancy of memory T cells primarily involving the skin. However, the mechanisms governing migration of CTCL cells have not been fully clarified. It has been shown that certain chemokine receptors are upregulated in CTCL cells, but it remains unanswered whether these chemokine receptors play a(More)
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