The role of helper and regulatory T cells in the pathogenesis of vitiligo


Basak P. Y. , Adiloglu A. K. , Ceyhan A. M. , Tas T., Akkaya V. B.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.60, no.2, pp.256-260, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jaad.2008.09.048
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.256-260

Abstract

Background: Alterations in cellular immunity, including CD4(+) T and CD8(+) T lymphocytes, have been proposed in the pathogenesis of vitiligo. There is also a proposed role for cytokines in the depigmentation observed in vitiligo. However, previous reports on the role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of vitiligo have been few in number.