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.
Segre JA: Epidermal differentiation complex yields a secret: Mutations in the cornification protein filaggrin underlie ichthyosis vulgaris.
Schmuth M, Gruber R, Ellias PM, Williams ML: Ichthyoses update: towards a function driven model of pathogenesis of the disorder of cornification and the role of corneocyte proteins in these disorders.
Neoplastic cells were cuboidal to polygonal, with variable degrees of squamous differentiation and cornification toward the center of nests.
Cluster analysis of the data showed that RA suppressed protein markers of cornification, biosynthesis of epidermal lipids, long chain fatty acids, cholesterol and sphingolipids.
This layer is constantly abraded by chemical and physical agents and renewed by a very slow process of cornification, which transforms keratinocytes into corneocytes.
Squamous differentiation was universal, with all tumors exhibiting cytoplasmic cornification and 41% having keratinizing cysts.
Keratinocyte transglutaminase (TGasel) is a well-documented protein which appears in differentiated layers of epidermal tissue and influences the cornification of the outermost layers of keratinocytes.
A protein whose production is triggered by the SPRR1 gene is involved in this cornification of epithelial cells.
Jussem R: A cytological study of the cornification of the oral mucosa in women.
Ageing in female rats results in a gradual shift from regular oestrus cycles of 4-5 days length to irregular, lengthened cycles which may be associated with extended periods of cornification and delayed ovulation [15].