The cell cycle in psoriasis: a reappraisal.


The current belief that the clinical manifestations of psoriasis (excessive scaling) are due to a twelve-fold speeding up or shortening of the cell division cycle time of the germinative cells in psoriatic epidermis (from 457 to 37-5 h) is shown to be incorrect. A new concept is introduced--that the germinative layer in human epidermis is composed of not… (More)