Sebocytes, multifaceted epithelial cells: lipid production and holocrine secretion.

  title={Sebocytes, multifaceted epithelial cells: lipid production and holocrine secretion.},
  author={Marlon R Schneider and Ralf Paus},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  volume={42 2},
Sebocytes are highly specialized, sebum-producing epithelial cells that release their content by rupture of the cell membrane and cellular degradation (holocrine secretion). These cells are most commonly found in the skin in association with hair follicles (forming the pilosebaceous unit), where they arise from hair follicle keratinocytes, but there are also sebaceous glands (SGs) not associated with a hair follicle. The latter have special functions as secretion of pheromones or corneal… CONTINUE READING


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