Yoshifumi Maumi

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The desmogleins are a family of cadherins cell-cell adhesion molecules consisting of proteins DSG1, DSG2, DSG3, and DSG4. They play a role in the formation of desmosomes, which form the major types of intercellular adhesive junctions. DSGs are currently thought to be involved in autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and inherited diseases. Patients with(More)
Diagnosis of superficial spreading melanoma in the early stage is often difficult, even with dermoscopy. We report the case of a 37-year-old Japanese woman with superficial spreading melanoma in her left buttock. The lesion developed 20 years before becoming visible and gradually enlarged over the past few years without any symptoms. Physical examination(More)
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