Pathogenesis and Drug Development for Non-communicable Inflammatory Skin Diseases II

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Medicine".

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Lübeck Institute of Experimental Dermatology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Interests: pemphigus and pemphigoid diseases; complex model systems of human inflammatory skin diseases
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Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka Metropolitan University, Osaka, Japan
Interests: autoimmune bullous diseases; pemphigus; bullous Pemphigoid; hereditary skin diseases; ichthyosis; epidermolysis bullosa hereditaria; autoimmune diseases; collagen diseases; keratinizing skin diseases

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Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Interests: cutaneous lymphoma; psoriasis; genomics
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Dear Colleagues,

Following a very successful first edition, we are pleased to announce the launch of a second edition of this Special Issue, entitled “Pathogenesis and Drug Development for Non-Communicable Inflammatory Skin Diseases”.

Chronic, non-communicable inflammatory skin diseases, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, pemphigus, and many more, affect up to 20% of the population. Over recent years, we have observed an unparalleled increase in the understanding of disease pathogenies. This, however, has not been implemented into clinical practice to its full potential. Thus, there is still a great and so far unmet medical need for the development of effective, safe and personalized treatments for patients suffering from chronic, non-communicable inflammatory skin diseases. To facilitate clinical translation based on pathomechanistic insights, we aim to publish reviews that summarize the state of the art in disease pathogenesis and current drug developments in the field. We will also consider highly innovative original articles and short communications.

Articles covering the following chronic, non-communicable inflammatory skin diseases are especially welcome: atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, prurigo nodularis, lichen planus, hidradenitis suppurativa, alopecia areata, vitiligo, chronic urticaria, pemphigus diseases, pemphigoid diseases, dermatitis herpetiformis, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, morphea, cutaneous lupus, and autoinflammatory diseases.  

Please note that publication charges apply. Please feel free to contact any of the Guest Editors or the Editorial Office should you have any questions. We are looking forward to your submissions.

Dr. Ralf J. Ludwig
Prof. Dr. Takashi Hashimoto
Prof. Dr. Robert Gniadecki
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  • skin
  • inflammation
  • autoimmunity
  • drug discovery
  • pathogenesis

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