Overview of Vitiligo Research April - June 2013
This is a review of research results in the vitiligo field which were indexed in the PubMed database (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed) for the period from April 2013 till June 2013. Abstracts of papers were retrieved from the PubMed database using the search term “vitiligo” with a filter set up to retrieve records with creation date between April 01, 2013 and June 30, 2013. Retrieved records were manually checked for a relevance to and significance for the field of vitiligo research. Fifty six records have been selected for inclusion into this quarterly overview.
- Experimental data suggest that vitiligo might be considered as a degenerative disease
- MIA protein can be involved in stress-induced melanocyte loss in vitiligo
- Revealed crucial role of BACH2 in shaping regulatory T-cell response in conjunction with association of BACH2 genetic variations with vitiligo support regulatory T-cell involvement in vitiligo pathogenesis and opens an avenue for exploring mechanisms of regulatory T-cell
- Two new mouse models of vitiligo have been developed
- Luteolin may be beneficial in vitiligo treatment
- Dermal mesenchymal stem cells can help in autologous melanocyte transplantation
- Dermal fibroblast subpopulation can be used as a source for generation of functional melanocytes
- Wnt signaling pathway emerges as a target to promote repigmentation from hair follicle
- Childhood vitiligo relapse rate after successful stopping vitiligo progression with systemic steroids is 34.8% within 1 year thus warranting development of preventive strategies
- History of atopic disorders might predict extent of vitiligo.
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New York Vitiligo Community Meeting
Our next meeting will be after the World Vitiligo Day conference in Detroit on Thursday, July 20th, 2017, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Ce...20 July 2017 19:00, 240 East 38th Street, New York, NY
Master Class On Vitiligo In Pediatric Age
will be held alongside “International Forum on Paediatric Dermatology”, which will take place in Rome (Italy), on October 5-7, 2017. This is an exciting opportunity t...06 October 2017 09:00, P.zza Giovanni Randaccio, 1 - Rome...
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