skin cell


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Noun1.skin cell - any of the cells making up the skinskin cell - any of the cells making up the skin
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
epidermal cell - any of the cells making up the epidermis
prickle cell - a cell in the germinal layer of the skin (the prickle-cell layer); has many spines and radiating processes
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
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Other researchers had calculated skin cell neighbors several years ago.
In collaboration with the Dermatology Department at the University of Munster, the cell physiologists from Bochum demonstrated that effect in skin cell cultures and skin explants.
It also helps exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate skin cell renewal.
1), (2) After age 30, programmed declines of up to 50%4 in the rate of skin cell division are triggered automatically.
The mRNA doesn't stay in the genes of the skin cell, where it could cause cancer, according to a study published last week in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
Melanocyte cells, which produce pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, are taken from an area of healthy skin and separated to make a skin cell mixture.
The scientists added a special gene, of segment of DNA, into the skin cell of a cat.
Essential Skincare, LLC (Austin, MN) has patented methods for stimulating proliferation and inhibiting death of cells in the epidermis and dermis of wounded and non-wounded as well as transplanted mammalian skin and transplanted skin cell suspensions.
Each skin cell, each neuron, each liver cell is potentially a person.
They found that if the muscle cell nuclei outnumbered the skin cell nuclei, the skin nuclei began to express muscle-specific genes within a few hours of fusion.
Scientists have previously shown that the insertion of between four and seven genetic factors can result in a skin cell being directly reprogrammed into a beating heart cell," explained Dr.
What happens when a skin cell turns into a totipotent stem cell [a cell capable of developing into a complete organism] is that a few of its genetic switches are turned on and others turned off," writes University of Melbourne bioethicist Julian Savulescu in the April 1999 issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics.