Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Understanding Vitiligo-Causes & Theories

There is a very helpful video posted by Clinuvel Pharmaceutical about Vitiligo.
Here is a brief overview about things they discuss. I highly recommend watching
the video and taking a look at their website.


20 genes have some role in development

Trigger factors
hormonal changes
trauma to skin
psychological trauma & stress
industrial chemicals
automimmune theory -nonsegmental
segmental -neural theory

Current research

Genetic defects of melanocytes
Involvement of proteins
role of nitric oxide
Melanocortins & alpha-MSH

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