Autoimmune and inherited subepidermal blistering diseases: advances in the clinic and the laboratory.

Abstract

Anchoring complexes are specialized focal attachment sites within the cutaneous basement membrane zone (BMZ) and play a crucial role in dermo-epidermal adhesion. Structural weakness that may be caused by the binding of autoantibodies to components of the anchoring complex or by aberrant expression of these components as a result of genetic defects can lead… (More)

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@article{Schmidt2000AutoimmuneAI, title={Autoimmune and inherited subepidermal blistering diseases: advances in the clinic and the laboratory.}, author={Edda L. Schmidt and Detlef Zillikens}, journal={Advances in dermatology}, year={2000}, volume={16}, pages={113-57; discussion 158} }