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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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) carries a translocation resulting in the collagen type I alpha 1 (COL1A1)-platelet-derived growth factor beta (PDGFB) fusion gene, which is responsible for PDGFB activation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinicopathological, genetic, and therapeutic features of DFSP in Korean patients. (More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Fig. 1. Clinical features of the patient. (A, B)(More)