Biology of the Skin

  • Beate Eckes
  • Thomas Krieg
  • Carien M. Niessen

Key Features

  • Skin cell types and their function.

  • Epidermal differentiation.

  • Skin stem cell biology.

  • Skin homeostasis.

  • ECM and its function for skin biology.

  • Epidermal-dermal communication.


Tight Junction Stratum Corneum Hair Follicle Bullous Pemphigoid Stratum Granulosum 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



We would like to thank all our colleagues in the Department of Dermatology and other departments within the University of Cologne for many stimulating discussions on skin biology. Because of limited space and broadness of the subject, we were, for the most part, only able to cite reviews and unfortunately had to leave out many of the original studies that have contributed to the tremendous progress in understanding the cell biology of the skin. For this, we like to apologize to our colleagues


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Center for Molecular Medicine CologneUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  2. 2.Klinik und Poliklinik für, Dermatologie und VenerologieUniversitätsklinikum KölnKölnGermany
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyUniversity of CologneCologneGermany

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