Structure and Function of the Skin

John A. McGrath, Jouni Uitto


A detailed appreciation of the development, structure and function of human skin is fundamental to understanding diseases that originate in or target the skin. Recent advances in molecular science have provided fascinating new insights into stem cell biology and skin homeostasis as well as disease processes such as inflammation, wound healing, ageing and neoplasia, providing novel opportunities to improve the diagnosis and therapy of skin diseases.
Keywords epidermis, dermis, fat, development, stem cells, keratinocyte, fibroblast, collagen, ageing


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