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Vernix Caseosa (substance)

Known as: Vernix Caseosas, Vernix Caseosa, Vernix 
An unctuous substance composed of sebum and desquamated epithelial cells, which covers the skin of the fetus.
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2008
2008
Vernix caseosa is a white, creamy, naturally occurring biofilm covering the skin of the fetus during the last trimester of… Expand
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
The upper layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum (SC), is very important for skin barrier function. During the last… Expand
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2005
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2005
To explore traditional neonatal beliefs and care practices and to assess the predictors for giving prelacteal feeds, a… Expand
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2005
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2005
Abstract.Vernix caseosa is a white cream-like substance that covers the skin of the foetus and the newborn baby. Recently, we… Expand
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2005
Review
2005
OBJECTIVES:To characterize vernix caseosa in newborn infants with respect to factors that influence vernix distribution on the… Expand
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2004
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2004
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to define the spectrum, activity, and spatial distribution of antimicrobial peptides in… Expand
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Antimicrobial peptides/proteins are widespread in nature and play a critical role in host defense. To investigate whether these… Expand
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND Peptide antibiotics are part of the surface defences against microbial intruders. However, the presence and… Expand
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND Vernix caseosa is a protective biofilm covering the fetus during the last trimester. Vernix and epidermal barrier… Expand
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
Recent studies have prompted interest in the use of epidermal barrier creams as protective biofilms for very low birthweight… Expand
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