It Takes Two to Tango. Journal Article

Authors: Guevara-Patiño, JA; Plaza-Rojas, L
Article Title: It Takes Two to Tango.
Abstract: In the study by Jacquemin et al., the authors reported that ligands for NKG2D are upregulated in vitiligo perilesional skin and especially in patients with active disease. The reasons for the elevated expression of NKG2D ligands are unknown. This study, however, provides a framework for understanding vitiligo: Skin resident CD8 T cells recognize and kill melanocytes through NKG2D signaling. This event results in the increased production and release of cyto/chemokines and the development of long-lasting CD8 T cells, which in turn causes the recruitment of new T cells, thus perpetuating and disseminating the disease.
Journal Title: The Journal of investigative dermatology
ISSN: 1523-1747; 0022-202X
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2020