Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology

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Autosomal Dominant Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia with Immunodeficiency (AD-EDA-ID)

  • Adeeb A. BulkhiEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9209-2_177-1



Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with immunodeficiency (EDA-ID) is a group of disorders characterized by ectodermal tissue (ED)-related abnormalities including conical teeth, decrease/absent sweat glands, fine sparse hair, and increase susceptibility to severe infections. The disorder is linked to abnormalities of activation of nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) pathways (Fig. 1). Normally, in the canonical pathway, NF-κB activation occurs once external stimuli activate IκB kinase (IKK) complex that constitutes of a heterodimer of the catalytic IKKα and IKKβ units and a regulatory IKKγ unit also called NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO). Activated IKK complex phosphorylates NF-κB inhibitor α (IκBα) at serine 32 and 36 residues and therefore promotes its ubiquitination and degradation. Subsequently, NF-κB transcription factor dimer...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineCollege of Medicine, Umm Al Qura UniversityMakkahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal MedicineMorsani College of Medicine, University of South FloridaTampaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jolan Walter
    • 1
  1. 1.USF HealthTampaUSA