Section edited by Prof. Feroze Kaliyadan.

This section considers studies of visual inspection of skin surface and also histopathology, including all aspects of diagnosis, classification, prognosis and curative effect evaluating.

  1. Research article

    SIRT1 activation mediates heat-induced survival of UVB damaged Keratinocytes

    Exposure to heat stress after UVB irradiation induces a reduction of apoptosis, resulting in survival of DNA damaged human keratinocytes. This heat-mediated evasion of apoptosis appears to be mediated by activ...

    Leslie Calapre, Elin S. Gray, Sandrine Kurdykowski, Anthony David, Pascal Descargues and Mel Ziman

    BMC Dermatology 2017 17:8

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Effect of 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-induced psoriasis-like skin lesions on systemic inflammation and atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolaemic apolipoprotein E deficient mice

    Risk of cardiovascular disease is increased in patients with psoriasis, but molecular mechanisms linking the two conditions have not been clearly established. Lack of appropriate animal models has hampered gen...

    Marie Madsen, Peter Riis Hansen, Lars Bo Nielsen, Karsten Hartvigsen, Anders Elm Pedersen, Jan Pravsgaard Christensen, Annemarie Aarup and Tanja Xenia Pedersen

    BMC Dermatology 2016 16:9

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  3. Research article

    Enzymatic debridement for the treatment of severely burned upper extremities – early single center experiences

    Severe burns of hands and arms are complex and challenging injuries. The Standard of care (SOC) – necrosectomy with skin grafting – is often associated with poor functional or aesthetic outcome. Enzymatic debr...

    Tomke Cordts, Johannes Horter, Julian Vogelpohl, Thomas Kremer, Ulrich Kneser and Jochen-Frederick Hernekamp

    BMC Dermatology 2016 16:8

    Published on: 24 June 2016