Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

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Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) is one of the major forms of epidermolysis bullosa. The signs and symptoms of this condition vary widely among affected individuals. In mild cases, blistering may primarily affect the hands, feet, knees, and elbows. Severe cases involve widespread blistering that can lead to vision loss, disfigurement, and other serious medical problems. Researchers classify DEB into three major types. Although the types differ in severity, their features overlap significantly. All three types are caused by mutations in the COL7A1 gene. The most severe types of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa are inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. A milder form of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.
 

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The terms "Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa" returned 177 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Leg amputation and dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa: A case report with 15 years of follow-up.
 

Author(s): André Thevenon, Marguerite Preud'homme, Philippe Patenotre, Benoit Catteau, Anne Blanchard-Dauphin, Valérie Wieczorek, Vincent Tiffreau

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2016 Oct;48(9):833-835.

 

Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is a rare disease characterized by widespread blistering of the skin and mucous membranes, which may ultimately prompt limb amputation. In this context, the outcome of fitting a prosthesis to a chronically wounded stump is not well known. Our patient's ...

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2016

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Site-specific genome editing for correction of induced pluripotent stem cells derived from dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.
 

Author(s): Satoru Shinkuma, Zongyou Guo, Angela M Christiano

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2016 May;113(20):5676-81.

 

Genome editing with engineered site-specific endonucleases involves nonhomologous end-joining, leading to reading frame disruption. The approach is applicable to dominant negative disorders, which can be treated simply by knocking out the mutant allele, while leaving the normal allele ...

Last Updated: 18 May 2016

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Oral epigallocatechin-3-gallate for treatment of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa: a multicentre, randomized, crossover, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
 

Author(s): Christine Chiaverini, Coralie Roger, Eric Fontas, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Eva Bourdon-Lanoy, Christine Labrèze, Juliette Mazereeuw, Pierre Vabres, Christine Bodemer, Jean-Philippe Lacour

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Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a rare genodermatosis with severe blistering. No curative treatment is available. Scientific data indicated that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a green tea extract, might improve the phenotype of RDEB patients. In a multicentre, ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2016

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The terms "Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa: Advances in the Laboratory Leading to New Therapies.
 

Author(s): David T Woodley, Mei Chen

Journal: J. Invest. Dermatol.. 2015 Jul;135(7):1705-7.

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2015

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Localised Dominant Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa with a Novel de Novo Mutation in COL7A1 Diagnosed by Next-generation Sequencing.
 

Author(s): Makoto Nagai, Hiroshi Nagai, Chiharu Tominaga, Yoshiko Sakaguchi, Orie Jitsukawa, Noriko Ohgo, Chikako Nishigori, Kiyofumi Yamanishi

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2015 May;95(5):629-31.

 

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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Type VII collagen: the anchoring fibril protein at fault in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.
 

Author(s): Hye Jin Chung, Jouni Uitto

Journal: Dermatol Clin. 2010 Jan;28(1):93-105.

 

Type VII collagen is a major component of the anchoring fibrils of the dermal-epidermal adhesion on the dermal side at the lamina densa/papillary dermis interface. Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) emerged as a candidate for type VII collagen mutations becausing anchoring fibrils ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2009

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Study to Evaluate the Safety of ALLO-ASC-DFU in the Subjects With Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

 

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2017

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Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Adults With Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

 

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2016

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Safety Study of Gene-modified Autologous Fibroblasts in Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2016

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