Growth hormone system: skin interactions

An Bras Dermatol. Nov-Dec 2011;86(6):1159-65. doi: 10.1590/s0365-05962011000600015.
[Article in English, Portuguese]

Abstract

This paper describes the growth hormone system, emphasizing its possible effects on epidermal cells, dermal structures and wound healing. A review of the literature was conducted on studies concerning the growth hormone molecule, its receptor and carrier proteins and the other proteins involved in the mechanisms of its manifestation in dermal tissue.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Proliferation*
  • Human Growth Hormone / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 1 / physiology
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3 / physiology
  • Keratinocytes / physiology*
  • Skin / metabolism*
  • Somatomedins / physiology*
  • Wound Healing / physiology

Substances

  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 1
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3
  • Somatomedins
  • Human Growth Hormone