To fully understand the skin, we need to understand the most prolific cell of the epidermis. Almost all skin conditions are a result of something affecting the normal production and/or life of this critical cell. Journey from keratinocyte mitosis to desquamation, and the factors that influence its short but important life during the formation of skin barrier defense.
This single unit primer course explains the fundamentals of the keratinocyte life cycle including:
- Review of the layers of the skin and their role
- The differentiation process
- Factors affecting normal keratinocyte health
- Why keratolytic disorders develop
Units of learning – 1 Lesson
Lesson 1 – LifeCycle of the Keratinocyte