INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder determined by the activation of several immune cells and resident tissue cells. Various cytokines mediate inflammatory signals, including IL-23, which is an important factor involved in the differentiation of T helper (Th17) cells. AREAS COVERED: Increasing evidence suggests that IL-23 is a central cytokine to the pathogenesis of psoriasis. An overview on both experimental and human data will be reported in order to support the hypothesis of a key pathogenic role of IL-23/Th17 axis. EXPERT OPINION: Targeting IL-23 might be a more selective, valid and effective therapeutic approach, which, potentially, may show important advantages in terms of long-term efficacy and safety in the treatment of psoriasis.

Role of IL-23 in the pathogenesis of psoriasis: a novel potential therapeutic target?

CHIRICOZZI, ANDREA;
2014

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INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder determined by the activation of several immune cells and resident tissue cells. Various cytokines mediate inflammatory signals, including IL-23, which is an important factor involved in the differentiation of T helper (Th17) cells. AREAS COVERED: Increasing evidence suggests that IL-23 is a central cytokine to the pathogenesis of psoriasis. An overview on both experimental and human data will be reported in order to support the hypothesis of a key pathogenic role of IL-23/Th17 axis. EXPERT OPINION: Targeting IL-23 might be a more selective, valid and effective therapeutic approach, which, potentially, may show important advantages in terms of long-term efficacy and safety in the treatment of psoriasis.
Chiricozzi, Andrea; Saraceno, R; Chimenti, Ms; Guttman Yassky, E; Krueger, J. G.
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