Epithelial origin of cutaneous anchoring fibrils

Abstract

Anchoring fibrils are essential structural elements of the dermoepidermal junction and are crucial to its functional integrity. They are composed largely of type VII collagen, but their cellular origin has not yet been confirmed. In this study, we demonstrate that the anchoring fibrils are primarily a product of epidermal keratinocytes. Human keratinocyte… (More)

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@article{Regauer1990EpithelialOO, title={Epithelial origin of cutaneous anchoring fibrils}, author={Sigrid Regauer and Guido Seiler and Yann Barrandon and Karen W Easley and Campbell Compton}, journal={The Journal of Cell Biology}, year={1990}, volume={111}, pages={2109 - 2115} }