Diagnostic performance of the "MESACUP anti-Skin profile TEST".
Budapest, Hungary. In Eur J Dermatol, Feb 2016
UNASSIGNED: The "MESACUP anti-Skin profile TEST" test is a new, commercially available ELISA kit to detect circulating IgG autoantibodies against desmoglein 1, desmoglein 3, BP180, BP230, and type VII collagen, both simultaneously and more rapidly than previous assays.
Genetic skin diseases related to desmosomes and corneodesmosomes.
Asahikawa, Japan. In J Dermatol Sci, 2014
Other types of genetic defects in a desmosome component (desmoglein 1), a corneodesmosome component (corneodesmosin), and an inhibitor for proteases involved in corneodesmosome degradation (LEKTI) result in three clinically overlapping conditions: SAM syndrome, an inflammatory type of peeling skin disease, and Netherton syndrome.
Pemphigus herpetiformis: from first description until now.
Lübeck, Germany. In J Am Acad Dermatol, 2014
The target autoantigen is usually desmoglein 1 (or less frequently desmoglein 3), although recently it has become increasingly obvious that patients with pemphigus herpetiformis also demonstrate autoantibodies against desmocollin.
Desmoglein as a target in skin disease and beyond.
Tokyo, Japan. In J Invest Dermatol, 2012
The identification of desmogleins 1 and 3, desmosomal adhesion glycoproteins, as targets in pemphigus, a fatal autoimmune blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes, provided the first link between desmosomes, desmogleins, and human diseases.
Prospects for autoimmune disease: Research advances in pemphigus.
Baltimore, United States. In Jama, 2001
This article discusses the precise structure of the major histocompatibility complex class II gene-peptide-T-cell receptor complex involved and of the environmental and genetic factors that induce autoimmunity against desmoglein 1. Discovery of antigen-specific immunotherapy and insight into environmental factors that initiate autoimmunity in genetically susceptible individuals are needed.