Immunologic biomarkers for clinical and therapeutic management of psoriasis

P. Cordiali-Fei, L. Bianchi, C. Bonifati, E. Trento, M. Ruzzetti, F. Francesconi, S. Bultrini, G. D'Agosto, V. Bordignon, V. Francavilla, A. Tripiciano, Andrea Chiricozzi, E. Campione, C. Cavallotti, A. Orlandi, E. Berardesca, A. Di Carlo, S. Chimenti, F. Ensoli

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Background. The therapeutic management of psoriasis includes conventional treatments as well as the new generation of highly effective TNF-alpha inhibitors. However, psoriasis has proven to be a complex therapeutic challenge and treatment failures are not uncommon. Thus, laboratory biomarkers of disease progression/therapeutic efficacy may greatly help in the clinical management of psoriasis. Aims. To identify laboratory biomarkers for clinical management and therapeutic monitoring of psoriasis. Methods. An observational study performed on 59 patients, presenting moderate to severe psoriasis, undergoing treatment with anti-TNF-alpha agents (etanercept, adalimumab, and infliximab). Soluble and cellular immune/inflammatory parameters were assessed at baseline and after 12 and 24 weeks of treatment. Results. Clinical efficacy was achieved in 88% of the subjects at 12 weeks, reaching 90% after 24 weeks. IL-6 and IL-22, which were elevated at baseline, were significantly reduced, in association with a significant decrease of CLA+ T cells and an increase of Treg lymphocytes. T, B, and NK cell subsets and T cell response to recall antigens did not show any evidence of immune suppression. Conclusions. Immune/inflammatory parameters including IL-6 and IL-22, CLA+ T cells, and Treg lymphocytes may prove to be valuable laboratory tools for the clinical and therapeutic monitoring of psoriasis.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)236060-N/A
RivistaMediators of Inflammation
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014


  • Adalimumab
  • Adult
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
  • Biomarkers
  • Etanercept
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Infliximab
  • Interleukin-6
  • Interleukins
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Psoriasis
  • Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor
  • T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha


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