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Special Issue "Therapy and Prevention of Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2020.
Interests: atopic dermatitis; psoriasis; immundermatology; melanoma; dioxins
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Interests: atopic dermatitis; urticaria; psoriasis; dendritic cells; itch
The skin is the outermost part of the body, where various external and internal stimuli are interacted. The complex interface reaction is necessary for maintaining the homeostasis of the epidermal and dermal compartments, but its imbalance results in numerous types of inflammatory disorders, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The excellent therapeutic success of biological treatments stress the pathogenetic importance of TNF-α/IL-23/IL-17 axis for psoriasis, and IL-4/IL-13 signals for atopic dermatitis. Common external stimuli include ultraviolet rays, chemicals, allergens, and environmental pollutants. Some of these agents modulate psoriatic and atopic inflammation by activating the oxidative aryl hydrocarbon receptor, as well as the antioxidative NRF2 transcription factors. Various cytochemokines involved in Th17 and Th2 deviation are also operative in psoriatic and atopic inflammation, respectively, by facilitating the differentiation and recruitent of pathogenic dendritic cells, T-cells, and innate lymphoid cells. In this Special Issue, we will publish cutting-edge information regarding skin inflammation, therapy, and prevention, especially related to psoriatic and atopic inflammation. We warmly welcome your submissions, including original papers and reviews.
Prof. Dr. Masutaka Furue
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Takeshi Nakahara
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gaku Tsuji
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Inflammatory skin diseases
- Atopic dermatitis
- Environmental pollutants
- Aryl hydrocarbon receptor