alexa Dendritic cells: ultrastructural and immunophenotypical changes upon nb-UVB in vitiligo skin
Dermatology

Dermatology

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Author(s): Francesca Prignano, F Ricceri, B Bianchi, D Guasti, V Bonciolini

Abstract Share this page

The role of dendritic cells in vitiligo is still unclear. Few studies have provided contradictory results about their quantitative variation and no data exist concerning their immunophenotypical distribution in diseased skin. The purpose of our study was to analyze the presence, the distribution, the immunophenotypical markers and the effects of nb-UVB therapy on dendritic cells in non-lesional, perilesional, and lesional vitiligo skin. Punch-biopsies of 6 mm were taken from lesional, perilesional, and non-lesional skin of 12 patients affected by non-segmental vitiligo, treated with nb-UVB. An immunohistochemical and an ultrastructural analysis were performed. Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural analysis showed both quantitative and qualitative modifications of Langerhans cells. Nb-UVB therapy, one of the most effective treatments for the disease, was able to reduce the Langerhans cells number and to redistribute main dendritic subsets. This study underlines the importance of dendritic cells, Langerhans cells in particular, in non-segmental vitiligo, in its pathogenesis and in its better therapeutical approach.

This article was published in Archives of Dermatological Research and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords