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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (28/08/2014 09.17)

Evaluation of serum levels of inflammatory cytokines in patients suffering from psoriasis vulgaris

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Psoriasis affects the 2-5% of the general population at any age, in particular from 15 to 50 years old. From an hystological point of view psoriasis is characterized by acantosis, parakeratosis and dermal infiltration of T-lymphocytes, dendritic cells and monocytes/macrophages. Neutrophils infiltration and elongment of dermal papillae may also be present. These cells are able to produce different types of cytokines, which contributes to the development of the psoriatic plaques. Psoriasis is now considered a Th1/Th17 mediated dermatosis with an increas of the associates cytokines. IL-23 which is produced by dendritic cells and macrophages, is able to induce the expression of TNF-alpha and IL-22. TNF alpha is involved in the regulation of keratinocytes proliferation and is able to induce the production of many other cytokines. Dermal macrophages are the principal source of TNF-alpha.

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Medical sciences - Medicine

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
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Università degli Studi di Brescia

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Brescia - Italy