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Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an incurable, devastating, inherited skin disease caused by mutations in the COL7A1 gene that encodes for type VII collagen (C7), the major component of anchoring fibrils (AFs), structures that mediate epidermal-dermal adherence. Thirty percent of RDEB patients have nonsense mutations. The investigators recently demonstrated in 5 such patients that intradermal and topical gentamicin induced "read-through" of their nonsense mutations and created robust and sustained new C7 and AFs at the dermal-epidermal junction (DEJ) of their skin and also stimulated wound closure and reduced new blister formation. No untoward side effects occurred. Herein, the investigators propose evaluating the safety and efficacy of intravenous gentamicin in these patients. In theory, this intravenous administration has the possibility of treating simultaneously all of the patients' skin wounds. The milestones will be increased C7 and AFs in the patients' DEJ, improved EB Disease Activity Scores, and absence of gentamicin side effects.
Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
University of Southern California
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University of Southern California
Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-01-16T09:55:10-0500
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Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an incurable, devastating, inherited skin disease for which there is only supportive care. RDEB is due to mutations in COL7A1 gene that...
Epidermolysis bullosa describes a group of skin conditions caused by mutations in genes encoding proteins related to dermal-epidermal adhesion. In the United States, 50 cases of epidermolysis bullosa ...
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a hereditary blistering disorder due to lack of type VII collagen (C7). At present, treatment is mainly supportive.
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Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an inherited skin fragility disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in COL7A1 encoding type VII collagen (C7), the major component of anchori...
Form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by atrophy of blistered areas, severe scarring, and nail changes. It is most often present at birth or in early infancy and occurs in both autosomal dominant and recessive forms. All forms of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa result from mutations in COLLAGEN TYPE VII, a major component fibrils of BASEMENT MEMBRANE and EPIDERMIS.
A form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by serous bullae that heal without scarring. Mutations in the genes that encode KERATIN-5 and KERATIN-14 have been associated with several subtypes of epidermolysis bullosa simplex.
Form of epidermolysis bullosa having onset at birth or during the neonatal period and transmitted through autosomal recessive inheritance. It is characterized by generalized blister formation, extensive denudation, and separation and cleavage of the basal cell plasma membranes from the basement membrane.
Group of genetically determined disorders characterized by the blistering of skin and mucosae. There are four major forms: acquired, simple, junctional, and dystrophic. Each of the latter three has several varieties.
Form of epidermolysis bullosa characterized by trauma-induced, subepidermal blistering with no family history of the disease. Direct immunofluorescence shows IMMUNOGLOBULIN G deposited at the dermo-epidermal junction.
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