filaggrin


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filaggrin

(ˈfɪləˌɡrɪn)
n
a protein found in skin cells
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Noun1.filaggrin - the main protein of the keratohyalin granules; "the specific target of the immune response in rheumatoid arthritis is filaggrin"
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
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You also have a reduction in the rate of barrier repair, and decreased production of filaggrin and aquaporin-3," he said.
filaggrin results in barrier breakdown allowing transepidermal water loss and the entry of allergens and irritants like infection.
RestoraDerm products combat the symptoms of eczema with a Filaggrin technology that replenishes lost moisture and strengthens skin's natural moisture barrier, add officials for the Fort Worth, Texas-based company.
The SC is made up of corneocytes: terminally differentiated keratinocytes, highly cross-linked by transglutaminases with cornified envelope proteins such as loricrin, involucrin, filaggrin, and small proline-rich proteins.
Current thinking favours a skin barrier defect as the most significant predisposing factor, where mutations in the filaggrin gene feature strongly.
He recently has focused on a specific skin-barrier protein called filaggrin, which is broken down into a molecule called urocanic acid the most potent absorber of UVB light in the skin, according to Elias.
Mutations in Usher syndrome 2A (autosomal recessive, mild) (USH2A), filaggrin (FLG), and FAT atypical cadherin 3 (FAT3) are associated with IntCluster 10, and v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1 (AKT1) mutation is specifically associated with IntCluster4.
They contain keratin filaments, filaggrin (protein surrounding keratin filaments) and the natural moisturizing factor (NMF), elements that confer flexibility and mechanical resilience to the SC.
The gene that encodes filaggrin, an epidermal barrier protein produced by differentiating keratinocytes, is often mutated and can be a causative factor for eczema.
Antibodies to perinuclear factor (APF), keratin (AKA) and filaggrin were more specific to RA.
Autoantigens defined by experimental serum and B-cell analysis in RA syndromes in animals and humans (10) Type/nature Specificity Autoantigen Citrulline-containing peptide Keratin Perinuclear factor Savoy antigen Filaggrin Human leukocyte antigen Calpastatin Immunoglobulin (rheumatoid factor) Calreticulin Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antigen Antinuclear antibody Immunoglobulin heavy-chain protein / p68 Heteronuclear ribonucleoprotein A2 (RA33) Glucose-6-phosphate isomerase Cartilage (organ Collagen type II specific) Chondrocyte antigen 65 Large aggregating chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (aggrecan) Human chondrocyte glycoprotein 39 Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein Non-autoantigens Bacterial heat shock protein