“Single Cell Genomics of Psoriatic Skin”
The purpose of this study is to understand how genetics play a role in psoriasis. Specifically, a genetic allele HLA-Cw6 is known to be associated with psoriasis, and this study aims to find out how it affects genetic and protein expression in patients with psoriasis, compared to healthy people, at a single-cell level using a novel flow cytometry and RNA-sequencing protocol.
Procedure - Skin biopsy
Four 4-5 mm punch biopsies of the skin
Procedure - Blood draw
Blood will be drawn to test for HLA-cw6 status
Elucidating the Fundamental Differences Between HLA-Cw6 Positive and HLA-Cw6 Negative Psoriasis Skin Lesions, With a Comparison to Healthy Skin, at the Single Cell Level of the Infiltrated Immune Cell Types