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Ultraviolet light and cutaneous lupus

Bijl, M. & Kallenberg, C. G. M., 2006, In : Lupus. 15, 11, p. 724-727 4 p.

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  • Marc Bijl
  • Cees G. M. Kallenberg

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is one of the major factors known to trigger cutaneous disease activity in (systemic) lupus erythematosus patients. UV light, UVB in particular, is a potent inducer of apoptosis. Currently, disturbed clearance of apoptotic cells is one of the concepts explaining the development of inflammation in lupus patients. We review the role of apoptotic cells and autoantibodies in the pathogenesis of UVB induced skin lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-727
Number of pages4
JournalLupus
Volume15
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

  • lupus, UVB, apoptosis, autoantibodies, PLASMACYTOID DENDRITIC CELLS, APOPTOTIC CELLS, HUMAN SKIN, IN-VITRO, ERYTHEMATOSUS, IRRADIATION, AUTOANTIGENS, KERATINOCYTES, PHAGOCYTOSIS, PATHOGENESIS

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