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Failure of desmosomal adhesion with ensuing keratinocyte separation - a phenomenon called acantholysis - can result from genetic, autoimmune or infectious proteolytic causes. Rare hereditary disorders of desmosomal formation have been identified in animals. Familial acantholysis of Angus calves and ...

Olivry, T.; Linder, K. E.
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Veterinary Dermatology, 2009, 20, 5/6, pp 313-326