Eriko Kawai

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The plasminogen/plasmin system in epidermis is thought to be the major protease involved in the delay of barrier recovery. However, little is known about the mechanism through which this system is activated. In order to clarify this mechanism, we first determined the distribution of proteolytic activity by using in situ zymography. As a result,(More)
We previously demonstrated that the skin surface electric potential, which has been long recognized as a parameter of emotional or physiological state, is generated by epidermal keratinocytes and is strongly associated with the ion concentration gradient in the epidermis. Thus, at temperatures below the threshold of sweating, the potential provides a(More)
We previously reported that skin surface electrical potential might be a good parameter of skin pathophysiology. To examine the potential availability of skin surface electrical potential measurement for diagnostic purposes, we measured the change of the potential in surfactant-induced dry skin and we compared the values of the potential in volunteers of(More)
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