Levels of IL-1α, IL-6 and IL-8 in organ culture supernatants of psoriatic lesional skin

F. Ameglio, C. Bonifatf, M. Fazio, A. Mussi, E. Trento, P. Cordiali Fei, P. Donati, F. Pimpinelli, L. D'Auria, L. Alemanno, M. Carducci

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The relation between pro-inflammatory cytokines and psoriasis represents one of the main fields explored in the last years. Using the experimental approach of measuring cytokines released by skin organ cultures, IL-1α, IL-6 and IL-8 were dosed in 10 biopsy supernatants of lesional and non-lesional psoriatic skin areas as well as in those of 10 normal volunteers. Data obtained showed that the spontaneous release of such mediators are significantly increased (p <= 0.01) in the psoriatic lesional skin as compared to the nonlesional and to the normal skin. Since all these cytokines exert pro-inflammatory activities, the association between psoriatic lesion and high released levels of such mediators may have pathogenetic relevance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-84
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997



  • IL-1α
  • IL-6
  • IL-8
  • PASI
  • psoriasis
  • skin culture supernatants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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