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The palmoplantar epidermis is a specialized area of the skin that undergoes high levels of mechanical stress. The palmoplantar keratinization and esophageal cancer syndrome, tylosis with esophageal cancer, is linked to mutations in RHBDF2 encoding the proteolytically inactive rhomboid protein, iRhom2. Subsequently, iRhom2 was found to affect palmoplantar thickening to modulate the stress keratin response and to mediate context-dependent stress pathways by p63. iRhom2 is also a direct regulator of the sheddase, ADAM17, and the antiviral adaptor protein, stimulator of IFN genes. In this perspective, the pleiotropic functions of iRhom2 are discussed with respect to the skin, inflammation, and the antiviral response. Copyright © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Jennifer Chao-Chu, Stephen Murtough, Najwa Zaman, Daniel J Pennington, Diana C Blaydon, David P Kelsell. iRHOM2: A Regulator of Palmoplantar Biology, Inflammation, and Viral Susceptibility. The Journal of investigative dermatology. 2021 Apr;141(4):722-726

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