The stratum corneum: structure and function in health and disease

@article{Harding2004TheSC,
  title={The stratum corneum: structure and function in health and disease},
  author={Clive Roderick Harding},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={17}
}
  • C. Harding
  • Published 21 January 2004
  • Chemistry
  • Dermatologic Therapy
ABSTRACT:  Our understanding of the formation, structure, composition, and maturation of the stratum corneum (SC) has progressed enormously over the past 30 years. Today, there is a growing realization that this structure, while faithfully providing a truly magnificent barrier to water loss, is a unique, intricate biosensor that responds to environmental challenges and surface trauma by initiating a series of biologic processes which rapidly seek to repair the damage and restore barrier… 
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