stratum germinativum

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Related to Basal cell layer: epidermis, stratum basale, stratum germinativum
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Noun1.stratum germinativum - the innermost layer of the epidermisstratum germinativum - the innermost layer of the epidermis
epidermis, cuticle - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
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Infection with HPV is opportunistic, and the virus gains access to the basal cell layer following micro-abrasions along the squamous epithelium.
It involves the prostatic gland globally and is characterized by prominence of the basal cell layer and a decrease in cellular size and cytoplasm of the luminal cells.
This intraglandular proliferation is consistently surrounded by a basal cell layer that is often attenuated and disrupted, especially in high-grade PIN.
The epidermis has four layers: the stratum corneum, the granular layer, the squamous cell layer and the basal cell layer.
Genomics of Epidermolysis Bullosa EB Type Level of Blistering Genes Simplex Basal cell layer KRT5, KRT14 Hemidesmosomal Basal cell/lamina BPAG2, ITGB4, ITGA6 lucida interface (PLEC1 with muscular dystrophy) Junctional Lamina lucida LAMA3, LAMB3, LAMC2 Dystrophic Sublamina densa COL7A1 Source: Dr.
The bullae of pemphigus vulgaris develop in the deeper portion of the epidermis, just above the basal cell layer, while more superficial and flaccid subcorneal bullae are seen in pemphigus foliaceus.
The scientists, led by Gary Halliday from the University of Sydney, wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 'The predominance of UVA mutations in the basal cell layer reinforces the pivotal role UVA may play in the malignant transformation of human skin.
This mixture of yeasts, hyphae, and matrix material is not seen when the organism is grown in liquid culture or on an agar surface, which suggests that morphogenesis is triggered when an organism contacts a surface and that the basal cell layer may have an important role in anchoring the biofilm to the surface (2,3,5,8).

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