Severe combined immunodeficiency mouse-psoriatic human skin xenograft model: A modern tool connecting bench to bedside

Smriti Kundu-Raychaudhuri, Ananya Datta-Mitra, Christine J. Abria, John Peters, Siba P Raychaudhuri

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Psoriasis is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory disease. Research into the pathogenesis of this disease is hindered by the lack of a proper animal model. Over the past two decades, many scientists were involved in the development of animal models that nearly mirror the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis. One such model, which has opened doors to the study of molecular complexities of psoriasis as well as its treatment, is the severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mouse-human skin chimera model. This model not only mirrors the clinical and histopathological features of psoriasis but also help in the study of cell proliferation, angiogenesis, function of T cells, neurogenic inflammation and cytokines involved in inflammatory reactions. In this article, we have reviewed the prospects and the limitations of the SCID mouse model of psoriasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-213
Number of pages10
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014



  • Acanthosis
  • hypogranulosis
  • lymphomononuclear cells
  • parakeratosis
  • psoriasis
  • severe combined immunodeficiency mice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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