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This invention provides methods of treating psoriasis which entail eliciting an immune response in an individual against an antigen aberrantly expressed in psoriatic tissue, such as a ganglioside, in an individual. The anti-ganglioside immune response is elicited by administration of an antigen such as a ganglioside, an anti-idiotype moiety for a ganglioside, or a polynucleotide encoding an anti-idiotype moiety. Also described is a strategy for developing additional compositions for psoriasis. The compositions elicit an immunological response against a target antigen present on psoriatic tissue, which in turn can be detected using antibody affinity-purified from the serum of the treated subject. The presence of the immunological response correlates positively with control or resolution of the psoriatic symptoms.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Foon, Kenneth A. and Chatterjee, Malaya, "Methods and Compositions for the Treatment of Psoriasis" (2002). Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics Faculty Patents. 6.