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TITLE: Loss of alpha-hemoglobinstabilizing protein impairs erythropoiesis and exacerbates beta-thalassemia

AUTHOR CONTACT: Mitchell J. Weiss
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Phone: 215-590-0565; Fax: 215-590-4834; E-mail: weissmi@email.chop.edu.

View the PDF of this article at: https://www.the-jci.org/press/21982.pdf

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Desmoglein 4 shown to have no role in disrupted adhesion of skin cells in the skin-blistering disease pemphigus

Data disproves early theory

Pemphigus is a group of rare blistering diseases of the skin and/or mucous membranes that occur when the immune system produces antibodies that mistakenly perceive cells of the skin or mucous membranes as foreign, and attacks them. Desmogleins, a family of proteins that function to attach one cell to its neighbor, when attacked by autoantobodies, become separated from each other causing burn-like lesions or blisters that do not heal. To date, four types of desmogleins have been described Dsg14 and in the November 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Masayuki Amagai and colleagues from Keio University in Tokyo investigated the involvement of Dsg4, expressed in the superficial layer of the skin, in pemphigus and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS).

Surprisingly, and in contrast to earlier work suggesting a role for Dsg4 in pemphigus, the authors found that although autoantobodies that recognize Dsg4 are present in the sera of pemphigus patients, these antibodies cross-react with Dsg1 and removal of anti-Dsg4 antibodies did not affect the pathogenicity of the remaining Dsg1 autoantobodies. Is SSSS, Dsg1 is targeted for cle
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Journal of Clinical Investigation
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