Recent Patents in Pemphigus Research, Prophylaxis, Diagnosis and Treatment in USA (1988-2006)

Author(s): Daisuke Tsuruta, Hiromi Kobayashi

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery

Volume 1 , Issue 1 , 2007

Become EABM
Become Reviewer


Pemphigus is an autoimmune blistering disease which is characterized histologically by intraepidermal blisters due to separation of epidermal cell-cell contacts, and immunopathologically by circulating IgG type autoantibodies directed against the desmosomes, which is the cell-cell attachment device in the epidermis. This review briefly summarizes current concepts of conventional diagnosis and treatment of pemphigus, and then focuses on recent US patents related to Pemphigus research, prophylaxis, and diagnosis and treatment from 1988 to 2006. As a result, possible new therapeutic approaches, prophylaxis, diagnostic procedures, or experimental models for the Pemphigus have been disclosed.

Keywords: Compound, DNA sequence, mapping, plasmapheresis, HLA typing, DELPHION

promotion: free to download

Rights & PermissionsPrintExport Cite as

Article Details

Year: 2007
Page: [77 - 81]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/187221307779815110

Article Metrics

PDF: 12