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- n. the process in which cells from beneath the skin are converted to hair and nails (made of keratin)
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- n. Same as ceratinization.
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- n. organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair)
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Circumcision results in a process called keratinization, whereby the top layer of the inner foreskin becomes thicker, which may provide additional protection for the underlying target immune cells.
What it does for skin: Since it promotes normal keratinization the turnover of skin cells, it helps with conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
They suffer from drying-out, subtle lifelong abrasion (simple contact with clothes), and keratinization (a response that reduces the irritation of drying-out and abrasion, but also results in a reduction of nerve stimulation).
It is certain that the nails, in order to have admitted such a large quantity of air into their interior must have altered in their intimate structure; and Giovannini suggests that they were subject to au abnormal process of keratinization.
It is certain that the nails, in order to have admitted such a large quantity of air into their interior must have altered in their intimate structure; and Giovannini suggests that they were subject to an abnormal process of keratinization.
Down regulation or loss of LEKTI is frequently observed in skin with altered desquamation, impaired keratinization and skin barrier defects.
Boukamp P, Petrussevska RT, Breitkreutz D, Hornung J, Markham A, et al. (1988) Normal keratinization in a spontaneously immortalized aneuploid human keratinocyte cell line.
The revived hair parent cells resume their function of keratinization.