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  • n. A cell in the epidermis that produces keratin


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  • The researchers then successfully prodded what they call keratinocyte-derived iPS cells or KiPS cells to distinguish them from fibroblast-derived iPS cells into becoming all the cell types in the human body, including heart muscle cells and dopamine-producing neurons, which are affected by Parkinson's disease.

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  • Selenium sulfide has also been proven to suppress keratinocyte proliferation (excessive skin cell production), which leads to the itchiness and scaling characteristic of psoriasis vulgaris (plaque psoriasis).

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  • Another effective treatment is a retinoid lotion, which regulates keratinocyte turnover and helps slough off the heaped-up, pointy dead skin cells.

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  • Kaufman CK, Sinha S, Bolotin D, Fan J, Fuchs E (2002) Dissection of a complex enhancer element: maintenance of keratinocyte specificity but loss of differentiation specificity.

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  • Tan NS, Michalik L, Noy N, Yasmin R, Pacot C, et al. (2001) Critical roles of PPAR beta/delta in keratinocyte response to inflammation.

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  • Histologically, they are marked by increased keratinocyte proliferation, as well as a block in terminal differentiation.

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  • Besides keratinocyte biology, psoriasis is marked by complex pattern of immune system activation, including expansion of CD11c, upregulation of interferon signalling, and influx of T cells.

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  • On the other hand, it regulates keratinocyte differentiation [10].

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  • Our findings identify PPARβ/δ as a molecular link between metabolism, keratinocyte differentiation, and the epidermal immune response.

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  • Romanowska M, al Yacoub N, Seidel H, Donandt S, Gerken H, et al. (2008) PPARdelta enhances keratinocyte proliferation in psoriasis and induces heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor.

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