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New developments in psoriasis research: Special Report from the XX International Clinical Dermatology Meeting of Barcelona


Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition, the pathology of which is affected by an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. The research work of Dr. Marta Ferran from the Department of Dermatology at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona focuses on the delineation of the etiopathogenic mechanisms that are implicated in the development of this disease. Speaking at the session entitled "Research in Dermatology" at the XX International Clinical Dermatology Meeting of Barcelona, she began her presentation by summarizing current information on the cellular and molecular basis of psoriasis, mentioning the identification of gene loci as predisposing factors to disease susceptibility including PSOR1 (S100A7) and PSOR2, as well as genes involved in interleukin-23 ...

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