Fraction of epidermis cells that are keratinocytes

Value 95 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
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Primary Source McGrath, J.A. Eady, R.A. Pope, F.M. (2004). Rook's Textbook of Dermatology (Seventh Edition). Blackwell Publishing. Pages 3.7
Comments Keratinization is an organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair). The keratinizing epidermal cells are called keratinocytes. The keratinocyte is the major constituent of the epidermis, constituting 95% of the cells found there
Entered by Uri M
ID 103639