Inflammation Assays

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, complex allergic inflammatory skin disease that affects 10-20% of the population, characterised by a periodic flare of the symptoms which include red and itchy skin, swollen and cracked. Initial immune response begins with the T helper (Th)2 response which then shifts to Th1 in the chronic phase.

Our team have the expertise to offer multiple cell-based approaches including:

  • Primary Keratinocyte monoculture
  • Human immortalized keratinocytes monoculture
  • Primary/immortalised keratinocytes cocultured with immune cells


Atopic dermatitis in vitro model

  1. Involves stimulation of  human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEK) using a cocktail of proinflammatory agents, including Poly(I:C) and (TNF)-a (Th1cytokine) Or Poly(I:C), IL-4 and IL-13 (Th2 cytokines) to induce AD disease phenotype
  2. Measure expression levels of Eotaxin, IL1α, IL4, TNFα, GM-CSF, IL1β, IL8, TSLP, IL18, IFNα2, IFNβ1, MIP1α, RANTES, MIP3α, MDC, CCL27, involucrin and filaggrin to test the efficacy of your test compounds
  3. Explore TLR3/RLRs signaling: NFkB, IRF3 translocation/ phosphorylation; JAK/STAT, PI3K signalling to understand mechanism of action (MOA) 

Atopic Dermatitis cell-based model

Primary healthy human keratinocytes were treated with different concentrations of JAK inhibitor along with Poly I:C+ recombinant IL-13 for 48 hours. Inflammatory markers in the resulting supernatants were analysed using a Human Magnetic Luminex® Assay (n=3, mean±SEM)

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