International Journal of Trichology

: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2--5

Desmogleins: Hair perspective

Pramod Kumar Nigam 
 Department of Dermatology and STD, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Pramod Kumar Nigam
Department of Dermatology and STD, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur - 492 001, Chhattisgarh

Desmogleins (Dsgs) are calcium-dependent, transmembrane glycoproteins belonging to the desmosomal cadherin superfamily, which play significant roles in selective calcium ions (Ca 2+ ) dependent adhesion interactions between cell surfaces. Four subtypes of Dsg have been identified. Recent observations show the distribution of Dsgs can correlate with specific types of keratinization, anchorage of the hair, and hypotrichosis.

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Nigam PK. Desmogleins: Hair perspective.Int J Trichol 2013;5:2-5

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Nigam PK. Desmogleins: Hair perspective. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Jun 30 ];5:2-5
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