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UCI scientists identify lesion-healing mechanisms is psoriasis

A UC Irvine-led study has revealed the underlying genetic factors that help repair skin lesions caused by psoriasis, which could engender new methods of controlling the lingering condition. Dr. Bogi Andersen, professor of biological chemistry and endocrinology at UCI, and colleagues discovered that a gene called grainyhead – known to be important in epidermal development and wound healing – triggers a repair pathway for psoriasis lesions. Conversely, they found that deletion of this gene increased the severity and longevity of the disfiguring patches. Read more here.