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Psoriasis is chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease with a multifactorial etiology that affects the skin tissue and causes the appearance of dry and scaly lesions of anywhere on the body. The study of the pathophysiology of psoriasis reveals a network of immune cells that, together with their cytokines, initiates a chronic inflammatory response. Previously attributed to T helper (Th)1 cytokines, currently the Th17 cytokine family is the major effector in the pathogenesis of psoriatic disease and strongly influences the inflammatory pattern established during the disease activity. In addition, the vast network of cells that orchestrates the pathophysiology makes psoriasis complex to study. Along with this, variations in genes that code the cytokines make psoriasis more clinically heterogeneous and present a challenge for the development of drugs that can be used in the treatment of the patients with this disease. Therefore, it is important to clarify the mechanisms by which the cytokines are involved in the pathophysiology of psoriasis and how this knowledge is translated to the medical practice. © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Camila Cataldi de Alcantara, Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche, Andréa Name Colado Simão. Cytokines in psoriasis. Advances in clinical chemistry. 2021;100:171-204

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