The principal researchers working on PXE from laboratories around the world convened in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, on September 24-25, 2012 to participate in the 2012 PXE Research Meeting organized by PXE International, the premier lay organization advocating on behalf of PXE patients and their families. The presentations and ensuing discussions provided state-of-the-art, up-to-date information on epidemiology, diagnostics, pathomechanisms, and treatment potential relating to PXE, with translational implications. Further research, including identification of specific molecules transported by ABCC6, is necessary for development of global, pathophysiology-related approaches to treat this currently intractable disorder.
Click here: Presentation abstracts
Click here: Summary article in Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Uitto J, Váradi A, Bercovitch L, Terry PF, Terry SF. Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum: Progress in Research Toward Treatment: Summary of the 2012 PXE International Research Meeting. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Jun;133(6):1444-9.
Click here: Lay summary of the 2012 PXE Research Meeting