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  1. Koch PJ, Walsh MJ, Schmelz M, Goldschmidt MD, Zimbelmann R, Franke WW. Identification of desmoglein, a constitutive desmosomal glycoprotein, as a member of the cadherin family of cell adhesion molecules. Eur J Cell Biol. 1990 Oct;53(1):1-12. PubMed PMID: 1706270.
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  23. Suga Y, Jarnik M, Attar PS, Longley MA, Bundman D, Steven AC, Koch PJ, Roop DR. Transgenic mice expressing a mutant form of loricrin reveal the molecular basis of the skin diseases, Vohwinkel syndrome and progressive symmetric erythrokeratoderma. J Cell Biol. 2000 Oct 16;151(2):401-12. doi: 10.1083/jcb.151.2.401. PubMed PMID: 11038186; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2192631.
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  30. Koch PJ, Roop DR. The role of keratins in epidermal development and homeostasis--going beyond the obvious. J Invest Dermatol. 2004 Nov;123(5):x-xi. doi: 10.1111/j.0022-202X.2004.23495.x. Review. PubMed PMID: 15482464.
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  43. Mahoney MG, Müller EJ, Koch PJ. Desmosomes and desmosomal cadherin function in skin and heart diseases-advancements in basic and clinical research. Dermatol Res Pract. 2010;2010. doi: 10.1155/2010/725647. Epub 2010 Sep 22. PubMed PMID: 20885972; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2946574.
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  49. Koster MI, Dinella J, Chen J, O'Shea C, Koch PJ. Integrating animal models and in vitro tissue models to elucidate the role of desmosomal proteins in diseases. Cell Commun Adhes. 2014 Feb;21(1):55-63. doi: 10.3109/15419061.2013.876015. Review. PubMed PMID: 24460201; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4117210.
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