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Special Issue "Inflammatory Skin Conditions 2019"
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: 29 November 2019.
Prof. Dr. Christopher Jackson Website E-Mail
Sutton Arthritis Research Laboratory, Kolling Institute, University of Sydney at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Interests: inflammation; chronic wounds; rheumatoid arthritis; skin; activated protein C; matrix metalloproteinases
The skin provides a barrier to protect the body from environmental insults, including pathogens, as well as maintaining temperature, and control evaporation. It comprises the epidermis, composed mainly of keratinocytes and the dermis, housing largely fibroblasts, blood vessels and matrix. Breaches of this barrier are common events, however, the inability to restore this barrier function can result in common health problems which have high morbidity and in some cases mortality. This diverse group of diseases includes acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, chronic wounds, blistering diseases and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Although these may be grouped under a single heading of inflammatory skin disorders there are many different molecular pathways involved, including multiple soluble mediators and cellular receptors as well as signalling molecules such as NF-kB, mTOR, MAP kinases and Akt. Understanding these molecular mechanisms are a vital step to providing new and innovative approaches to dampen inflammation and restore the defective barrier to better treat and ultimately cure these recalcitrant conditions.
This Special Issue calls for original research, full reviews, and perspectives that address the progress and current knowledge in the overlapping research topics of inflammatory skin conditions. These include but are not limited to the fields that are mentioned in the keywords.
Prof. Dr. Christopher Jackson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- inflammatory skin conditions
- chronic wounds
- molecular signalling
- cellular receptors
- barrier function
- inflammatory cells