Epidermal 'turnover time'--a new examination

Br J Dermatol. 1977 May;96(5):503-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1977.tb07152.x.


A new model for assaying epidermal cell turnover times is presented. It is based on desquamation rates of the stratum corneum and the consequent obligatory turnover time of the keratinocyte layer. A total epidermal turnover time of 45 days is derived from the model for the human volar forearms.

MeSH terms

  • Cell Count
  • Cell Division*
  • Humans
  • Mitosis
  • Models, Biological*
  • Skin / cytology*
  • Time Factors