How is the stratum corneum held together?
Which of the following is only found in thick skin?
Where is 'thick skin' found?
Fingertips, palms, feet
Fingers, toes and nose
What is/are not contained in thick skin?
Name the skin functions
Protection from UV
Vitamin D production and storage
What binds together the basal cells?
What binds the stratum basale to the Dermo-epidermal junction?
Type 1 Collagen
What binds the dermis to the Dermo-epidermal junction?
Type 1 collagen
What symptom occurs with Bullious Pemphigoid?
Large patches of rough skin
Increased loss of keratinocytes
What happens if dermal connective tissue is damaged?
No scarring occurs
What causes scarring in the skin?
Loss of collagen
Collagen is replaced with actin
What is hyperplasia?
Increase in the rate of cell division
Increase in cell size
Increase in cell differentiation
Describe a simple squamous cell
Tall and thin
Tall and cube shaped
Flat and laid lengthways
What is stratified epithelium?
Many cell layers
Cells grow over each other in a disorganised manner
Cells are not bound to each other
What defines the name of a stratified epithelium?
The deepest layer of cell
Most superficial layer of cell
Most common type of cell
What autoimmune disorder causes Bullious Pemphoid?
Ag's attack the epidermis
Ag's attack the dermis
Ag's attack the dermo-epidermal junction
What makes up the stratum lucidum?