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sallieq [Patient interviews]
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sallieq [Research]
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   * **methotrexate** – Methotrexate (MTX) is an antibiotic that interferes with bacteria's ability to synthesize folate. It is used to treat diseases with rapid cell growth such as cancer and some autoimmune diseases, particularly the rheumatic diseases. A superior alternative to MTX is the Marshall Protocol antibiotic, Bactrim DS.   * **methotrexate** – Methotrexate (MTX) is an antibiotic that interferes with bacteria's ability to synthesize folate. It is used to treat diseases with rapid cell growth such as cancer and some autoimmune diseases, particularly the rheumatic diseases. A superior alternative to MTX is the Marshall Protocol antibiotic, Bactrim DS.
   * **[[home:othertreatments:sunshine|light therapy]]** – Phototherapy suppresses immunity which can lead to the progression of other infections such as human papilloma virus (HPV). A 2010 study used a nested polymerase chain reaction, to analyze skin biopsies taken a from 20 psoriasis patients under phototherapy (UVB) and 20 untreated psoriatic patients. The authors were able to detect viruses in 60% of the treatment but in none of the controls.(({{pubmed>long:20415738}})) In reality, light therapy does nothing to resolve underlying disease state and can actually delay progress for MP patients. Certainly prolonged light exposure has been shown to increase skin melanoma – the World Health Organization now categorizes tanning beds under the highest cancer risk category.(({{pubmed>long:19655431}})) MP patients who have completed the treatment have been able to attest to the fact that sunshine is not necessary for good health or happiness.   * **[[home:othertreatments:sunshine|light therapy]]** – Phototherapy suppresses immunity which can lead to the progression of other infections such as human papilloma virus (HPV). A 2010 study used a nested polymerase chain reaction, to analyze skin biopsies taken a from 20 psoriasis patients under phototherapy (UVB) and 20 untreated psoriatic patients. The authors were able to detect viruses in 60% of the treatment but in none of the controls.(({{pubmed>long:20415738}})) In reality, light therapy does nothing to resolve underlying disease state and can actually delay progress for MP patients. Certainly prolonged light exposure has been shown to increase skin melanoma – the World Health Organization now categorizes tanning beds under the highest cancer risk category.(({{pubmed>long:19655431}})) MP patients who have completed the treatment have been able to attest to the fact that sunshine is not necessary for good health or happiness.
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 +<blockquote>Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are strongly expressed in lesional skin in psoriasis and play an important role as proinflammatory "alarmins" in this chronic skin disease. Vitamin D analogs like calcipotriol have antipsoriatic effects and might mediate this effect by changing AMP expression. In this study, keratinocytes in lesional psoriatic plaques showed decreased expression of the AMPs beta-defensin (HBD) 2 and HBD3 after topical treatment with calcipotriol. At the same time, calcipotriol normalized the proinflammatory cytokine milieu and decreased interleukin (IL)-17A, IL-17F and IL-8 transcript abundance in lesional psoriatic skin. In contrast, cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide expression was increased by calcipotriol while psoriasin expression remained unchanged. In cultured human epidermal keratinocytes the effect of different vitamin D analogs on the expression of AMPs was further analyzed. All vitamin D analogs tested blocked IL-17A induced HBD2 expression by increasing IkappaB-alpha protein and inhibition of NF-kappaB signaling. At the same time vitamin D analogs induced cathelicidin through activation of the vitamin D receptor and MEK/ERK signaling. These studies suggest that vitamin D analogs differentially alter AMP expression in lesional psoriatic skin and cultured keratinocytes. Balancing AMP "alarmin" expression might be a novel goal in treatment of chronic inflammatory skin diseases.  (({{pubmed>long:19623255}}))  
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