cornified


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cornified

 [kor´nĭ-fīd]
converted into keratin; see also keratinization.

ker·a·tin·ized

(ker'ă-ti-nīzd),
Having become keratinous.
Synonym(s): cornified

cornified

converted into horny tissue (keratin); keratinized.
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The lesions have variable lining ranging from attenuated, flat, nonstratified squamous to transitional to mucosal-type stratified squamous epithelium without cornified layer or parakeratosis.
Keratinocyte transglutaminase, TGasel, is essential for the formation of the cornified layer of epidermis and is usually expressed during the latter stages of keratinocyte differentination.
It is within the epidermis that keratinocytes are found, and as they are moved from the stratum basal layer to the stratum corneum (the outermost, cornified layer), the cells die, the nuclei degenerate and the cells flatten, becoming scale-like and primarily composed of keratin (Marieb 2003).
The vagina was well cornified and had adequate depth but ended in a blind pouch without a palpable cervix.
Statistically significant increases in uterine weight, accelerated vaginal opening and persistence of vaginal cornified cells were observed in UN (30 ug/L) and DES (50 ug/L) treated mice compared to mice drinking control water and ICI 182,780-treated mice, indicating that uranium elicited responses were dependent on the estrogen receptor.
The aim of the present work was to provide the literature with helpful considerations regarding the distribution of cornified cell determinations during proestrus, estrus, metestrus and diestrus in rats receiving estrogen.
Works better in women than in men, most likely because moist surfaces like the labia contain fewer cornified warts.
In all mammals, the vaginal epithelium is at its thickest, and is most keratintsed or cornified at the time of the ovulatory peak of oestrogen secretion.
A Plastic surgeon Laurence Kirwan MD FRCS says: Sun damage causes increased or irregular pigmentation and excessive layers of dead cornified cells in the upper layers of the skin.
The bricks, nearly indestructible aggregates of protein, collectively form a scaffold called the cornified envelope.
Cornified epithelial cells and polymorphonuclear leukocytes are also present.
To accomplish this the cells synthesize precursors and assemble them into two distinct structures, the cornified envelope and keratin intermediate filaments.