Turnover time of cell in entire epidermis (skin)

Range 26 to 27 Days
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Weinstein GD, Van Scott EJ. Autoradiographic analysis of turnover times of normal and psoriatic epidermis. J Invest Dermatol. 1965 Oct45(4):257-62. p.259 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID5837896
Primary Source Rothberg S, Crounse RG, Lee JL. Glycine-C-14-incorporation into the proteins of normal stratum corneum and the abnormal straum corneum of psoriasis. J Invest Dermatol. 1961 Dec 37: 497-505.PubMed ID14494416
Method High resolution autoradiography
Comments "When the turnover time of the normal stratum malpighii determined in this study (13 days [BNID 109214]) is added to the turnover time of the stratum corneum from the Rothberg study [primary source](13—14 days), a value of 26—27 days is found for the turnover time of the entire epidermis."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109215