Epidermal adhesion molecules and basement membrane components as target structures of autoimmunity

@article{Moll1998EpidermalAM,
  title={Epidermal adhesion molecules and basement membrane components as target structures of autoimmunity},
  author={Roland Moll and Ingrid Moll},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
  year={1998},
  volume={432},
  pages={487-504}
}
 Intraepidermal and dermal-epidermal cohesion are of paramount importance for the integrity of the skin. Some constituent molecules of keratinocyte adhesion complexes and basement membrane-associated structures are the targets of antibody-mediated autoimmune reactions that give rise to various (muco-)cutaneous blistering diseases. The current state of our knowledge about these molecules – along with the main clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical features of the corresponding… CONTINUE READING

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