Song-ee Kim

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BACKGROUNDS Epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS) is a group of hereditary bullous disorders caused by mutations in the keratin genes KRT5 and KRT14. A significant genotype-phenotype correlation has been noted in previous studies of EBS. OBJECTIVE In order to identify additional EBS mutations and elucidate the genotype-phenotype correlations in Korean EBS(More)
BACKGROUND Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune subepidermal bullous disease associated with autoantibodies against BP180 and BP230. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a sensitive tool for the detection of immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-BP180 and anti-BP230 autoantibodies. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of ELISA(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases of the skin. Recently, IL-17-producing T cells have been shown to play a critical role in psoriatic inflammation. Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) is a coinhibitory receptor expressed on T cells in various chronic inflammatory diseases; however, the expression and function of PD-1(More)
Tight junction (TJ) is one of the functional barriers present in the skin. Although topical corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors are used widely for atopic dermatitis, the effect of these agents on TJs has not been reported. We investigated the structural changes of TJs in mice skin after application of 0.05% clobetasol propionate or 0.1% tacrolimus(More)
Junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) is a heritable blistering skin disease characterized by separation within the lamina lucida. It is caused by mutations in the LAMA3, LAMB3 and LAMC2 genes encoding the α3-, β3- and γ2-chains, respectively, of laminin-332. JEB Herlitz type (JEB-H) is a lethal blistering disease with severe cutaneous and extracutaneous(More)
PURPOSE Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing eczematous inflammatory skin disease. Mutations in the filaggrin gene (FLG) are major predisposing factors for AD. Ethnic differences exist between Asian and European populations in the frequency and spectrum of FLG mutations. Moreover, a distinct set of FLG mutations has been reported in Asian(More)
Vol. 28, No. 4, 2016 503 Received May 8, 2015, Revised July 25, 2015, Accepted for publication July 27, 2015 Corresponding author: Soo-Chan Kim, Department of Dermatology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 211 Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06273, Korea. Tel: 82-2-2019-3362, Fax: 82-2-3463-6136, E-mail: kimsc@yuhs.ac This is an(More)