Abstract:ABCA12 is known to be critical for skin barrier integrity. Mutations in this gene cause the most severe form of Autosomal Recessive Congenital Ichthyosis, Harlequin Ichthyosis (HI). HI patients have marked hyperkeratosis at birth with fissuring, leading to life-threatening complications due to increased risk of infection, trans-epidermal water and heat loss. The aim of this study was to identify essential pathways involved in the pathomechanisms of Harlequin Ichthyosis, responsible for aberrant epidermal diffe… Show more
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