Scientific Reports: Fire ant venom could treat psoriasis
In trials on mice at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, the new cream was showed to reduce skin thickening and inflammation - both are typical features of the incurable disorder.
Abstract: Prolonged survival of lesional T cells plays a central role in the pathogenesis of T-cell-mediated dermatoses. We have recently shown that the ubiquitin ligase c-CBL is highly expressed in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and that its knockdown increases activation-induced cell death, a key pathway for T-cell apoptosis. Here, we extend our work on c-CBL expression in malignant T cells to their nonneoplastic counterparts in benign inflammatory dermatoses. Immunohistochemical staining with anti-c-CBL antibody was performed on lesional biopsies from a total of 65 patients with atopic dermatitis, allergic contact der...
CONCLUSION: The present work has confirmed the close relationship between vitiligo and psoriasis. PMID: 28919796 [PubMed]
This study aimed to investigate the effect of black seed oil on imiquimod (IMQ) induced psoriasis‐like skin lesions. To this end, 30 male albino rats were divided into three groups: group I, control group; group II, psoriasis‐induced group receiving daily topical applications of IMQ cream (5%) on the shaved back skin for 10 consecutive days; and group III, black seed oil group receiving a daily topical dose of black seed oil 5 mg/kg body weight for 10 days after induction of psoriasis. Animals of all groups were sacrificed and specimens obtained from the skin of the central part of the back were processed for histologi...
For those with chronic plaque psoriasis, responses to tildrakizumab, an experimental interleukin-23 inhibitor, were upheld in two long-term extension studies, and FDA approval could be in the offing.Medscape Medical News
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ConclusionsThe results of the present study indicate that the HLA‐DPB1*05:01 gene was associated with the geographical region of PV and the BTNL2 gene was significantly associated with family history and age of onset of PV. In conclusion, the HLA‐DPB1*05:01 and BTNL2 genes might be responsible for the complicacy of clinical features.
Abstract BackgroundApremilast is a novel oral phosphodiesterase‐4 inhibitor approved for psoriasis treatment. Randomized trials have documented its efficacy and safety, but data on real‐world patients are scarce. ObjectivesWe aim to characterize psoriasis patients treated with apremilast in a real‐world setting and calculate drug survival as an important measure of efficacy and compliance. MethodsAll psoriasis patients that received apremilast between April 1st 2015 and January 19th 2017 were evaluated every 4 weeks and we documented: age, weight, height, smoking status, family history of psoriasis, joint involvement...
Stimulation of TLR7/8 in human skin induces an acute contact dermatitis with pDC as primary sensors and IL-23 as essential driver of the reaction, thus constituting a standardized, but limited model of human psoriasis.
Conclusions Psoriasis protects against a low MED. Although erythema and pruritus were more common in patients with a low MED, the differences were not significant.