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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It stains the cytoplasm of cells with various shades based on the level of cornification. It requires fixation and the staining protocol takes 25-30 min.
A study of the cornification of the oral mucosa of young male adults.
In cases of psoriasis, the remaining thiol groups are also evident in the upper layers of the skin, which the existing cornification disorder--clinically visible as scaling--illustrates.
Miroestrol exhibited an estrogenic activity 0.25 times that of 1713-estradiol by a vaginal cornification assay Uones et al.
(1997) found that immature mice showed early vaginal opening, premature cornification of vagina and increased uterine weight when treated with benzene extract of Hibiscus rosa sinensis flowers @ 125 and 250 mg/kg body weight intraperitoneally.
Keratinization, also termed as cornification, is a process of cytodifferentiation which the keratinocytes undergo when proceeding from their post germinative state (stratum basale) to finally differentiated, hardened cell filled with protein, constituting a structurally and functionally distinct keratin containing surface layer such as stratum corneum.
At the beginning, swelling can be described as soft-doughy, then it becomes hard as cornification of the epidermis progresses.
(2005) Proliferation and cornification during development of the mammalian epidermis.