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Stratum Corneum

  • Ronald Marks
  • Gerd Plewig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Biochemistry

  3. Aspects of the Immunology of the Stratum Corneum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. E. H. Beutner, K. Dabski, S. Jablonska, W. Glinski, V. Kumar
      Pages 92-111
    3. C. S. King, S. P. Barton, R. Marks, P. J. Dykes
      Pages 129-134
    4. J-H Saurat, L. Didierjean
      Pages 135-143
  4. Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. I. C. Mackenzie
      Pages 146-152
    3. R. Marks, S. P. Barton
      Pages 161-170
    4. G. Plewig, E. Scheuber, B. Reuter, W. Waidelich
      Pages 171-174
    5. R. Marks, A. Lawson, S. Nicholls
      Pages 175-180
    6. S. Herrmann, E. Scheuber, G. Plewig
      Pages 181-185
    7. B. B. Heilmann, F. Ryckmanns, G. Plewig
      Pages 186-190
    8. H. Hammar, A. Johannesson
      Pages 196-201
    9. C. A. Mackintosh
      Pages 202-207
  5. Pharmacological Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. G. Plewig, J. Nikolowski, H. H. Wolff
      Pages 227-236
    3. H. Tagami, Y. Iwase, K. Yoshikuni, K. Inoue, M. Yamada
      Pages 248-251
    4. H. Tagami, M. Ohi, K. Iwatsuki, M. Yamada
      Pages 252-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 262-268

About these proceedings

Introduction

The stratum corneum is a magnificent example of the successful adaptation of a tissue. Its efficient function is a prerequisite for life itself. We depend on its control of the movement of water through the skin and on its protective role in the prevention of penetration by pathogens or harmful substances. Apart from its functional importance, there is no escaping the fact that the most common skin disorders (psoriasis, eczema, inherited disorders of keratinization, acne) are 'characterised by abnormal keratinization and or scaliness. Despite all this, understanding of its chemistry, structure, physiology and involvement in disease has been sadly deficient; however, there are signs of enlightenment. This symposium is evidence of changed atti· tudes. Leading researchers from many countries have applied modem biomedical techniques and the methods of molecular biology to the many problems and questions posed by the stratum corneum. Although there have been several symposia and publications on the process of keratinization, few have been broadly based on the stratum corneum. For this reason we believe that the proceedings of this symposium will be invaluable for all who are profeSSionally concerned with skin biology. Cardiff/Diisseldorf, November 1982 R. Marks G. Plewig v Acknowledgements Alcon Labs. Limited Brocades G. B. Limited Cardiff City Council Cassella-Riedel Pharma GmbH. Cilag-Chemie Dermal Laboratories Limited Dista Products Limited Dome Div. Miles Laboratories Limited Hoechst AG. Imperial Chemical Industries Limited Janssen Pharmaceuticals Limited Johnson & Johnson Limited L'Oreal E.

Keywords

Stratum corneum UV radiation adaptation electron microscope microscope prevention production proteins psoriasis research skin steroid steroids tissue treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Marks
    • 1
  • Gerd Plewig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Wales, Welsh National School of MedicineCardiffGreat Britain
  2. 2.UniversitätshautklinikDüsseldorf 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68682-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-11704-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68682-5
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