Yaqi Gao, Bishuang Gong, Zhenxing Chen, Jierong Song, Na Xu, Zhuangfeng Weng

Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns, a Class of Potential Psoriasis Drug Targets

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine
  • Catalysis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that involves both innate and adaptive immune responses in its pathogenesis. Local tissue damage is a hallmark feature of psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases. In psoriasis, damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) released by damaged local tissue act as danger signals and trigger inflammatory responses by recruiting and activating immune cells. They also stimulate the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, which exacerbate the inflammatory response and contribute to disease progression. Recent studies have highlighted the role of DAMPs as key regulators of immune responses involved in the initiation and maintenance of psoriatic inflammation. This review summarizes the current understanding of the immune mechanism of psoriasis, focusing on several important DAMPs and their mechanisms of action. We also discussed the potential of DAMPs as diagnostic and therapeutic targets for psoriasis, offering new insights into the development of more effective treatments for this challenging skin disease.

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