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A gene on chromosome 18q12.1 that encodes desmoglein 4, a component of intercellular desmosomes that mediates cell–cell adhesion. DSG4 co-ordinates the transition from proliferation to differentiation in hair follicle keratinocytes.

Molecular pathology
Defects in DSG4 cause hypotrichosis type 6; like desmoglein 3, desmoglein 4 is an antigen targeted in the autoimmune blistering disease pemphigus vulgaris.
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Abbrev. for Licentiate of the Apothecaries Hall, Dublin.
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Therefore, what causes the QT and QTc interval prolongation and the high rates of LAH? Such cardiac effects of leprosy have been evaluated in earlier studies, and it was shown that leprosy causes cardiac amyloidosis (7), and that it affects the cardiac autonomic system (5-10).Thus, is it possible that the only cause of the high frequency of LAH and the prolongation of QT and QTc in leprosy could be due to these reasons?
Kuang (2002)--with her description of the functions of the three particles lah, ah, and hah, based on observed informal conversations in different settings--further adds to existing knowledge about how Malaysians use the particles.
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The house The chair The table The radio The clock The door The lamp The rug The window La lampe (la LOMP) La table (lah TAH-bla) La radio (lah HAHD-yoo) La pendule (la pon-DYOOL) La maison (lah me-ZONE) La porte (lah PORT) La chaise (lah SHAYZ) Le tapis (loo ta-PEE) La fenetre (lah-fe-NET) [ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED]