Supplementary Material for: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Accompanied by Psoriasis Induces IL-27-Producing Cells in Both Affected Areas of the Skin
2012-08-30T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
IL-27 is mainly produced by activated antigen-presenting cells (APCs), and has been reported in various Th1/Th17-mediated inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis, and even in Th2-complexed disease, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We describe a 51-year-old Japanese man with SLE accompanied by psoriasis. Interestingly, immunohistochemical staining revealed the existence of IL-27-producing cells in biopsy specimens from both SLE and psoriasis. Our findings might suggest relationships between IL-27 and the pathogenesis of these inflammatory diseases.