Epidermal ‘turnover time’—a new examination

P. R. Bergstresser, J. R. Taylor

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A new model for assaying epidermal cell turnover times is presented. It is based on desquamation rates of the stratum corneum and the consequent obligatory turnover time of the keratinocyte layer. A total epidermal turnover time of 45 days is derived from the model for the human volar forearms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-506
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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