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Tranilast could has potential therapeutic value in the treatment of psoriasis.
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PMID:  21030156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent erythromatous skin plaques that exhibit epidermal hyperplasia, variable inflammatory cell infiltrate, and abnormalities of the dermal vascularization. The involvement of angiogenic growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and inflammatory cytokines such as IFNγ, IL-1, IL-2, TNFα, TGFα and β, IL-6, IL-8, amphiregulin and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) have been known to play pathogenic roles in traumatic psoriatic skin. However, anti-angiogenic and anti-inflammatory cytokines regimens might favorably affect the psoriasis disease process. Tranilast is an anti-allergic drug now emerging as anti-angiogenesis and anti-inflammatory effects. In vitro and in vivo experiments have also been strongly showed that tranilast would treat skin psoriasis by inhibition of involving factors. Herein, we hypothesize that local administration of tranilast may be potentially clinically useful in psoriasis.
Kamran Mansouri; Hamid Reza Mohammadi Motlagh; Maryam Keshavarz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1532-2777     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
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