Markers of epidermal stem cell subpopulations in adult mammalian skin.

  title={Markers of epidermal stem cell subpopulations in adult mammalian skin.},
  author={Kai Kretzschmar and Fiona M Watt},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine},
  volume={4 10}
The epidermis is the outermost layer of mammalian skin and comprises a multilayered epithelium, the interfollicular epidermis, with associated hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and eccrine sweat glands. As in other epithelia, adult stem cells within the epidermis maintain tissue homeostasis and contribute to repair of tissue damage. The bulge of hair follicles, where DNA-label-retaining cells reside, was traditionally regarded as the sole epidermal stem cell compartment. However, in recent… CONTINUE READING

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