The SPIN works in close collaboration with National Representatives, gathering the representatives of the national psoriasis groups who participate to the network. We currently surveying in order to include key opinion leaders on atopic dermatitis at the national level.
SPIN National Representatives are in a privileged position to relay the information about SPIN’s projects, surveys and events at the national level. They have kindly accepted to be the national contact for all kind of collaborations, especially to promote the development of the network’s activities and the exchanges on psoriasis and atopic dermatitis all around the world. Each representative is responsible for the coordination of international collaborations between his or her country and the others, and of course for the participation to the projects around psoriasis and atopic dermatitis at the national level.
SPIN National Representatives will be solicited for input in the organisation of the scientific programme of the SPIN Congress taking place every three years. During the Congress, the National Representatives shall meet to foresee the next Congress and to choose the national or regional group that will be responsible for the scientific organisation of the following Congress.
Please find here below the list of SPIN National Representatives (this list shall be updated regularly):
Aomar AMMAR-KHODJA - Algeria
Nélida RAIMONDO- Argentina
Pablo FERNÁNDEZ-PEÑAS - Australia
Patrick BRUNNER- Austria
Uladzimir ADASKEVICH - Belarus
Michel DE LA BRASSINNE - Belgium
Félix ATADOKPEDE - Benin
Juan Carlos DIEZ DE MEDINA - Bolivia
Asja PROHIC - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Luna AZULAY - Brazil
Nikolai TSANKOV - Bulgaria
Fatou BARRO TRAORE - Burkina Faso
Christine MADENGUE - Cameroon
Chih-ho HONG - Canada
Claudia DE LA CRUZ - Chile
Min ZHENG - China
Chih-Hung LEE - Chinese Taipei
Cesar GONZALEZ A. - Colombia
Laura ALVAREZ MORALES - Costa Rica
Abdoulaye SANGHARE - Cote d’Ivoire
Romana CEOVIC - Croatia
Orestes BLANCO G. - Cuba
Jana HERCOGOVA - Czech Republic
Robert GNIADECKI - Denmark
Lars IVERSEN - Denmark
Alexandra ESPINAL - Dominican Republic
Emad ELGAMAL - Egypt
Leana QUINTANILLA - El Salvador
Jaime MARTINEZ LOPEZ - El Salvador
Külli KINGO- Estonia
Tarja MALKONEN - Finland
Carle PAUL - France
Sophie CONIQUET - Gabon
Nino CHIJAVADZE - Georgia
Tsira LEONIDZE - Georgia
Matthias AUGUSTIN - Germany
Christina ANTONIOU - Greece
Mohamed CISSE - Guinea
Ligia RAMOS - Honduras
Patricia MEJIAS - Honduras
Rolland Gyulai - Hungary
Jon Hjaltalin OLAFSSON - Iceland
Alur S. KUMAR - India
Benny E. WIRYADI- Indonesia
Omid ZARGARI - Iran
Brian KIRBY - Ireland
Lev PAVLOVSKY - Israel
Luigi NALDI - Italy
Hidemi NAKAGAWA - Japan
Laith AKKASH - Jordan
Joo Heung Lee- Korea
Nawaf AL MUTAIRI - Kuwait
Andris RUBINS - Latvia
Abdul Ghani KIBBI - Lebanon
Gamal A. DUWEB - Libya
Skaidra VALIUKEVICIENE - Lithuania
Emilija MANASIEVSKA - Macedonia
Azura Mohd AFFANDI- Malaysia
Ousmane FAYE - Mali
Michael BOFFA - Malta
Mamadou BALL - Mauritania
Gladys LEON DORANTES - Mexico
Boris NEDELCIUC - Moldova
Fatima Zahra MERNISSI- Morocco
Phyllis I. SPULS - Netherlands
Jorge NEIRA - Nicaragua
Ousmane KONATE - Niger
Abel Nze ONUNU - Nigeria
Riad MASHAL - Palestine
Giuliana CASTRO - Peru
Maria Lorna FREZ - Philippines
Jacek SZEPIETOWSKI - Poland
Hugo OLIVEIRA - Portugal
Hassan RIAD - Qatar
George-Sorin TIPLICA - Romania
Nikolay POTEKAEV- Russia
Serge SKREK- Russia
Iqbal A. BUKHARI - Saudi Arabia
Fatimata LY - Senegal
Ljiljana MEDENICA - Serbia
Colin THENG - Singapore
Slavomir URBANCEK - Slovakia
Tomaz LUNDER - Slovenia
Luis PUIG - Spain
Mona STAHLE - Sweden
Nikhil YAWALKAR - Switzerland
Fouz HASSAN - Syria
Pravit ASAWANONDA - Thailand
Vincent Pitche - Togo
Nejib DOSS - Tunisia
Mehmet Ali GURER - Turkey
Fayza AL ALI- United Arab Emirates
Christopher GRIFFITHS - United Kingdom
Mark LEBWOHL - United States of America
Oleksandr LITUS - Ukraine
Carlos CARMONA - Uruguay
Erika PAEZ - Venezuela
Alfredo LANDER - Venezuela
Aiman ALSHAMI - Yemen
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Recent publications on Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis
Integrated analysis of gene expression profiles identifies transcription factors potentially involved in psoriasis pathogenesis.
J. Cell. Biochem.. 2019 Aug , 120, (8):12582-12594.
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease mediated by cells and molecules in both the innate and adaptive immune systems. Recently, gene expression profile analysis revealed a large set of immune-related differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in psoriasis. However, the associations between these DEGs and their transcriptional regulation mechanisms have not been completely elucidated. In this study, several psoriasis Gene Expression Omnibus data sets were systematically analyzed using (...)see on pubmed
Models of human psoriasis: Zebrafish the newly appointed player.
Dev. Comp. Immunol.. 2019 Aug , 97:76-87.
Psoriasis is a human chronic, immune disease with severe cutaneous and systemic manifestations. Its prevalence, among the world population, highly varies with ethnicity and geography, but not sex from remarkable low levels in Asia to 2.3% in Spain, or an impressive 11.5% in Norway. The pathogenesis of psoriasis derives from complex genetic and environmental interactions, which creates aberrant crosstalk between keratinocytes and variated immune cell, resulting in open amplified inflammatory (...)see on pubmed
A vivid cytokines interaction model on psoriasis with the effect of impulse biologic (TNF-α inhibitor) therapy.
J. Theor. Biol.. 2019 Aug 07, 474:63-77.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that produces plaques of condensed, scaling skin due to excessively rapid proliferation of keratinocytes. During the disease progression, keratinocyte proliferation is influenced by many immune cells and cytokines. This article deals with a five dimensional deterministic model, which has been derived using quasi-steady-state approximation for describing the dynamics of psoriasis in various cytokines environment. Equilibrium analysis of the system shows (...)see on pubmed
Synthesis of chitosan derivatives with organoselenium and organosulfur compounds: Characterization, antimicrobial properties and application as biomaterials.
Carbohydr Polym. 2019 Sep 01, 219:240-250.
In this study, Schiff bases of chitosan (CS) were synthesized using citronellal, citral, and their derivatives containing selenium and sulfur. Organoselenium and organosulfur compounds show attractive biological and pharmaceutical activities, which can be beneficial to CS-based materials. From the characterization analyses, it was found that the CS-derivatives containing organoselenium and organosulfur compounds exhibited the highest conversion degrees (23 and 28%). Biological assays were (...)see on pubmed
Skin inflammation induced by ambient particulate matter in China.
Sci. Total Environ.. 2019 Sep 10, 682:364-373.
Most published studies on particulate matter (PM) concerning PM and PM have focused on PM-induced effects on the respiratory system (particularly lung) and cardiovascular system effects. However, epidemiological and mechanistic studies suggest that PM and PM also affects the skin, which is a key health issue. In this study, we first reviewed the current status of PM and PM in China, including relevant regulations, concentration levels, chemical components, and emission sources. Next, we (...)see on pubmed
Effect of cinnamamides on atopic dermatitis through regulation of IL-4 in CD4 cells.
J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2019 Dec , 34, (1):613-619.
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of cinnamamides on atopic dermatitis (AD) and the mechanisms underlying these effects. To this end, the actions of two cinnamamides, (E)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-N-phenylethyl acrylamide (NCT) and N-trans-coumaroyltyramine (NCPA), were determined on AD by orally administering them to mice. Oral administration of the cinnamamides ameliorated the increase in epidermal and dermal thickness as well as mast cell infiltration. Cinnamamides suppressed serum (...)see on pubmed