The pathophysiology of autoimmune blistering diseases.

  title={The pathophysiology of autoimmune blistering diseases.},
  author={Kim B. Yancey},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={115 4},
  • Kim B. Yancey
  • Published 2005 in The Journal of clinical investigation
Knowledge of the pathophysiology of immunobullous diseases has been advanced by the demonstration that passive transfer of antibodies against skin autoantigens can induce blisters in experimental animals with clinical, histologic, and immunopathologic features similar to those seen in human patients. In this issue of the JCI, Liu et al. extend their earlier observations regarding an experimental murine model of bullous pemphigoid by showing that the plasminogen/plasmin signaling cascade… CONTINUE READING


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