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Descriptor in English: Keratinocytes
Descriptor in Spanish: Queratinocitos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Queratinócitos
Descriptor in French: Kératinocytes
Entry term(s): Keratinocyte
Tree number(s): A11.409.500
A11.436.397
Scope note: Epidermal cells which synthesize keratin and undergo characteristic changes as they move upward from the basal layers of the epidermis to the cornified (horny) layer of the skin. Successive stages of differentiation of the keratinocytes forming the epidermal layers are basal cell, spinous or prickle cell, and the granular cell.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 90
DeCS UI: 24758
Descriptor UI: D015603
Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/07/03
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Keratinocytes - Preferred
Concept UI M0023947
Scope note Epidermal cells which synthesize keratin and undergo characteristic changes as they move upward from the basal layers of the epidermis to the cornified (horny) layer of the skin. Successive stages of differentiation of the keratinocytes forming the epidermal layers are basal cell, spinous or prickle cell, and the granular cell.
Preferred term Keratinocytes
Entry term(s) Keratinocyte



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