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Determination of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC)-contents in scales of atopic dermatitis.
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PMID:  15113595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) is a cytokine which selectively controls the migration of type 2-helper T lymphocytes into inflammatory lesions, and the serum level is strongly associated with disease severity of atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of TARC in the pathogenesis of AD, we determined TARC-contents in the scales obtained from lesional skin of the patients with AD. RESULTS: High amount of TARC was detected in the scales of lesional skin obtained from the patients with AD, and the amount was well correlated with the serum IgE levels but not with the blood eosinophil counts. The TARC-content in the lesional scales was not correlated with a-431C/T polymorphism of TARC promotor gene, suggesting other regulating mechanisms in TARC production in the lesion. CONCLUSION: High amount of TARC is produced in the kesion of AD, and analysis of cytokine content in lesional scales may provide some tools to clarify the pathogenesis of AD.
Eishin Morita; Takaaki Hiragun; Shoji Mihara; Sakae Kaneko; Hiroaki Matsuo; Yan Zhang; Satoshi Dekio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dermatological science     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0923-1811     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-28     Completed Date:  2004-12-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011485     Medline TA:  J Dermatol Sci     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
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MeSH Terms
Chemokine CCL17
Chemokines, CC / immunology*,  metabolism*
Dermatitis, Atopic / immunology*,  metabolism*
Skin / immunology,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/CCL17 protein, human; 0/Chemokine CCL17; 0/Chemokines, CC

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