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Russian Journal of Developmental Biology

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 61–64 | Cite as

Apoptosis and differentiation of epidermal keratinocytes

  • V. V. Terskikh
  • A. V. Vasil’ev
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Abstract

We compared some processes characteristic for both apoptosis and terminal differentiation of epidermal keratinocytes. It can be proposed that nonapoptotic programmed cell death takes place during differentiation of keratinocytes. Apoptosis and terminal differentiation of keratinocytes appear to be different events but some similar molecular mechanisms are involved in both processes.

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keratinocytes apoptosis differentiation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Terskikh
    • 1
  • A. V. Vasil’ev
    • 1
  1. 1.Kol’tsov Institute of Developmental BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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