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

  title={Epidermal adhesion molecules and basement membrane components as target structures of autoimmunity},
  author={Roland Moll and Ingrid Moll},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
 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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