Usage of Skin Tumor Images on the Internet for Personal Computer Based Automated Cognition
Soh Nishimoto, Yohei Sotsuka, Kenichiro Kawai, Hisako Ishise and Masao Kakibuchi
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 02, 2017
Visual diagnosis of skin tumors is one of the most important steps in dealing with them. Nowadays, artificial intelligence has been booming and technology of automated cognition by computer has been improved. One of the bottlenecks in building an efficient cognition system is providing adequate amount of data to base on....
A Pustular Psoriasis Limited to the Glans Misdiagnosed as Balanitis or Reiter's Syndrome
Zijian Gong, Yayin Sun, Yating Peng, Wei Lai, Qingfang Xu and Yue Zheng
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 03, 2017
Genital pustular psoriasis is a rare condition characterized by well-demarcated, clear erythematous, absence of the typical scaling which is apparent on non-genital psoriasis. We describe a 30-year-old man with pustular psoriasis limited only to the glans, he was successively misdiagnosed as balanitis, Reiter's syndrome, coinfection of genital herpes and treated with itraconazole, prednisone, valaciclovir respectively, but without control. Skin biopsy was performed, and histopathological examina...
Natural or Synthetic Anti-Melanogenic Compounds That Block the PDGFR-EGFR-PAK1-MITF-Tyrosinase Signaling Pathway
Hiroshi Maruta, Pham-Thi Be-Tu and Mok-Ryeon Ahn
Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: September 04, 2017
A natural sleeping pill and 'elixir' (longevity-promoter) called 'Melatonin' is one of the first natural anti-melanogenic compounds, and originally derived from bovine pineal glands. However, currently the majority of melatonin product in the market is chemically synthesized. Since then a wide variety of anti-melanogenic compounds such as curcumin, CAPE (Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester), and Artepillin C (ARC) were identified in nature as well as chemically synthesized compounds such as Gleevec....