Piet E J van Erp

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Psoriasis is an autoimmune-related chronic inflammatory skin disease that is strongly associated with IL-23 and T helper-17 (Th17) effector cytokines. In addition, CD4+CD25(high) regulatory T-cell (Treg) function appeared to be impaired in psoriasis. CD4+CD25(high)Foxp3+ Tregs are typically considered inhibitors of autoimmune responses. However, under(More)
BACKGROUND Keratin 6 (K6) and keratin 10 (K10) are markers for epidermal hyperproliferation and differentiation, respectively, and are both expressed in the suprabasal layers of the epidermis. They may be co-expressed in different stages of the spreading psoriatic lesion, but single expression can also occur. OBJECTIVE To investigate to what extent(More)
BACKGROUND Microarray studies on the epidermal transcriptome in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD) have revealed genes with disease-specific expression in keratinocytes of lesional epidermis. These genes are possible candidates for disease-specific pathogenetic changes, but could also provide a tool for molecular diagnostics of inflammatory skin(More)
Lesional psoriatic epidermis displays a number of phenotypic changes that are distinct from the differentiation program found in normal interfollicular epidermis. In psoriatic epidermis, keratinocytes are hyperproliferative and several differentiation-associated molecules are expressed that are absent in normal skin (e.g., cytokeratins (CK) 6, 16, and 17,(More)
The use of tissue-engineered human skin equivalents (HSE) for fundamental research and industrial application requires the expansion of keratinocytes from a limited number of skin biopsies donated by adult healthy volunteers or patients. A pharmacological inhibitor of Rho-associated protein kinases, Y-27632, was recently reported to immortalize neonatal(More)
BACKGROUND Protoporphyrin IX is present in psoriatic skin without the preceding application of aminolevulinic acid. Therefore, endogenous photosensitizers in psoriasis are a potential target for photodynamic treatment with high-dose visible light. OBJECTIVES In the present pilot study, treatment with high-dose blue and red light in psoriasis were analysed(More)
This report describes an immunocytochemical procedure for the simultaneous quantification of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdUrd) incorporated into cellular DNA and total DNA content in individual cells in suspension. Improvement of existing methods was achieved by combining acid denaturation and proteolytic enzyme digestion (0.2 mg/ml pepsin in 2N HCl for 30 min at(More)
Skin-derived antileukoproteinase (SKALP), also known as elafin, is a serine proteinase inhibitor first discovered in keratinocytes from hyperproliferative human epidermis. In addition to the proteinase inhibiting domain which is directed against polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) derived enzymes such as elastase and proteinase 3, SKALP contains multiple(More)
Keratin-type intermediate filament proteins show characteristic expression in normal and pathologic epidermis. Some keratins are restricted to the basal cell layers, and others occur exclusively in the suprabasal compartment. SDS-gel-electrophoresis and immunohistochemistry are generally used for the assessment of keratin profiles and their localizations.(More)
Cell cycle kinetics of malignant lymphoma were investigated using in vivo labeling with iododeoxyuridine (IdUrd) and subsequent flow cytometry (FCM) of IdUrd/DNA and Ki-67/DNA. This approach provides an extensive cell kinetic profile from only one single tumor biopsy, including data upon the percentage of S-phase cells, the IdUrd labeling index (LI),(More)