Greg S Morganroth

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Although tissue microenvironments play critical roles in epithelial development and tumorigenesis, the factors mediating these effects are poorly understood. In this work, we used a genomic approach to identify factors produced by cells in the microenvironment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin, one of the most common human cancers. The global gene(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS The lesions of cutaneous mastocytosis are characterized by dermal infiltrates of mast cells and may appear hyperpigmented because of the presence of increased levels of epidermal melanin. Mast-cell growth factor, the ligand for the product of the c-kit proto-oncogene, stimulates the proliferation of mast cells and increases the(More)
Determination of the cell types proliferating in the dermis of patients with psoriasis should identify those cells experiencing activation or responding to growth factors in the psoriatic dermal milieu. Toward that end, sections of formalin-fixed biopsies obtained from 3H-deoxyuridine (3H-dU)-injected skin of eight psoriatic patients were immunostained,(More)
PURPOSE Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLA) is a recently FDA-approved soft-tissue filler. Although approved only for treatment of HIV-associated lipoatrophy, there has been increased interest in its use for cosmetic purposes. Here we describe a case of a granulomatous reaction to injectable PLA in the inferior periorbital region resulting in visible(More)
Mandibular implantation is an outpatient procedure that can be used in combination with other minimally invasive cosmetic interventions. Specifically, silastic chin implants can help create a strong chin and smooth the jaw-line in carefully selected patients. A standard surgical excision tray plus a few additional simple instruments are required, and a(More)
Traditional scar revision has addressed issues of thickness with intralesional corticosteroids, superficial contours with dermabrasion or laser resurfacing, and postrepair erythema with hemoglobin-targeted laser therapy. Historically, collagen fillers have been used to address several types of scars, including acne, varicella, and trauma, as well as larger(More)
This study was designed to define the effects on glucose metabolism of small increases of plasma EPI, comparable to increases observed during physiological sympathoadrenal activation. This study was also designed to determine the effects of EPI on glucose metabolism in older adults, in whom changes in adrenergic responsiveness of several tissues were(More)
Kaposi’s varicelliform eruption (KVE) or eczema herpeticum is a disseminated viral infection superimposed on pre-existing dermatosis. It is frequently caused by Herpes simplex and certain other viruses. It may result on life-threatening viraemia with multiorgan involvement and secondary infections. We report a 34-year old female patient with KVE which is(More)