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Research Article

Claudin-1 Is a p63 Target Gene with a Crucial Role in Epithelial Development

  • Teresa Lopardo equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Teresa Lopardo, Nadia Lo Iacono

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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  • Nadia Lo Iacono equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Teresa Lopardo, Nadia Lo Iacono

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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  • Barbara Marinari,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

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  • Maria L. Giustizieri,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

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  • Daniel G. Cyr,

    Affiliation: INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Laval, Quebec, Canada

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  • Giorgio Merlo,

    Affiliation: Dulbecco Telethon Laboratory, Molecular Biotech Center, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

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  • Francesca Crosti,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Laboratory A.O. San Gerardo, Monza, Italy

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  • Antonio Costanzo,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

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  • Luisa Guerrini mail

    luisa.guerrini@unimi.it

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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  • Published: July 23, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002715

About the Authors

Teresa Lopardo, Nadia Lo Iacono, Luisa Guerrini
Department of Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Barbara Marinari, Maria L. Giustizieri, Antonio Costanzo
Department of Dermatology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
Daniel G. Cyr
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Laval, Quebec, Canada
Giorgio Merlo
Dulbecco Telethon Laboratory, Molecular Biotech Center, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
Francesca Crosti
Medical Genetics Laboratory A.O. San Gerardo, Monza, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: luisa.guerrini@unimi.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LG. Performed the experiments: TL NLI BM MLG GM. Analyzed the data: TL NLI AC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DGC FC AC. Wrote the paper: LG.