Highlighting interleukin-36 signalling in plaque psoriasis and pustular psoriasis

Kazuhisa Furue, Kazuhiko Yamamura, Gaku Tsuji, Chikage Mitoma, Hiroshi Uchi, Takeshi Nakahara, Makiko Kido-Nakahara, Takafumi Kadono, Masutaka Furue

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Plaque psoriasis and pustular psoriasis are overlapping, but distinct, disorders. The therapeutic response to biologics supports the pivotal role of the tumour necrosis alpha (TNF-α)/ interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17/IL-22 axis in the pathogenesis of these disorders. Recently, functional activation of the IL-36 receptor (IL-36R) was discovered to be another driving force in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. This was first highlighted by the discovery that a loss-of-function mutation of the IL-36R antagonist (IL-36Ra) causes pustular psoriasis. Although the TNF-α/IL-23/IL-17/IL-22 axis and the functional activation of IL-36R are fundamentally involved in plaque psoriasis and pustular psoriasis, respectively, the 2 pathways are closely related and mutually reinforced, resulting in full-blown clinical manifestations. This review summarizes current topics on how IL-36 agonists (IL-36α, IL-36β, IL-36γ) signal IL-36R, the pathological expression of IL-36 agonists and IL-36Ra in plaque and pustular psoriatic lesions, and the cross-talk between the TNF-α/IL-23/IL-17/ IL-22 axis and the functional activation of IL-36R in the epidermal milieu.

ジャーナルActa dermato-venereologica
出版ステータス出版済み - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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