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To localize epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptors in normal human epidermis and other skin structures, two different light microscopic methods were used. EGF binding [( 125I]EGF/R) to the extracellular portion of the EGF receptor was studied by incubating intact skin samples with [125I]EGF, sectioning the tissues, and performing autoradiography.(More)
Human contact with mercury has been ongoing for centuries and was previously considered a legitimate means of treating different cutaneous and systemic conditions. Toxicity from this heavy metal may occur from exposure to elemental, inorganic, and organic forms of mercury. This article outlines the signs and symptoms of mercury poisoning and the different(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical features of the skin in persons who smoke include increased wrinkling, gauntness, and discoloration that has been termed smoker's face. The histologic changes in the sun-exposed skin of these patients have not been previously elucidated. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the amount of elastosis in the sun-exposed skin(More)
A disease closely resembling human alopecia areata was found in a large production colony of C3H/HeJ mice that had no evidence of thyroid dysfunction or an infectious etiology. Alopecia developed diffusely or in circular areas on the dorsal surface. Histologically, the changes in this non-scarring alopecia were limited to anagen follicles that were(More)
IMPORTANCE Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous disease for which there are limited therapeutic options. This is the first randomized, placebo-controlled study to demonstrate that antimycobacterial therapy reduces lesion diameter and disease severity among patients with chronic cutaneous sarcoidosis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of(More)
The embryogenesis of normal human skin is a complex process involving multiple cell types and developmentally regulated growth factors. The immunohistochemical localization of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGF-R) was studied in human fetal skin because this receptor modulates all known actions of EGF and TGF-alpha. EGF-R are present in developing skin(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized neuropathologically by the presence of neuritic plaques (NP) in cerebral cortex and hippocampus, as well as intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles and granulovacuolar degeneration. The etiology of plaque formation has remained obscure, but morphologically NP are known to contain amyloid cores surrounded by astrocytes(More)