cornification


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cornification

[‚kȯr·nə·fə′kā·shən]
(physiology)
Conversion of stratified squamous epithelial cells into a horny layer and into derivatives such as nails, hair, and feathers.
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The effect of miroestrol on vaginal cornification, pituitary function and pregnancy in the ratiournal of Endocrinology 22, 293-302.
Williams ML, Elias PM: Enlightened therapy of the disorders of cornification.
A protein whose production is triggered by the SPRR1 gene is involved in this cornification of epithelial cells.
Among the topics are the origins and evolution of programmed cell death, caspases and cell death, mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization, death receptors, the engulfment of apoptotic cells and its physiological roles, autophagy, regulatory genes and disease, cornification of the skin as a non-apoptotic cell death mechanism, inherited disorders, and microbial inhibitors of apopotosis.
On histologic examination, the mass was consistent with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), based on the presence of thick, anastomosing cords of epithelial cells, with prominent irregular internal concentric cornification (Fig 3).
Chapter 6 is about the effects of retinoids on the sebaceous gland, essentially on the treatment of acne with tretinoin, tazarotene, and adapalene topically, and isotretinoin orally, with detailed consideration of irritation and other side-effects, and chapter 8 deals with retinoid treatment of disorders of cornification such as ichthyosis.
Tissue changes in mice with persistent vaginal cornification induced by early postnatal treatment with estrogen.
Expression of keratinocyte transglutaminase, TGase-1, occurs in differentiated layers of epidermal tissue and influences the cornification of the outermost layers of keratinocytes.