Voorhees, John J.; Chambers, Donald A.; Duell, Elizabeth A.; Marcelo, Cynthia L.; Krueger, Gerald G.
September 1976
Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Sep76, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p442
Academic Journal
"Proliferative skin disease" is a phrase which is defined to include all skin diseases characterized by an abnormal proliferation of epidermal keratinocytes. Such diseases include psoriasis, cancer, eczema and ichthyosis. A starting point for the study of cell proliferation lies in a consideration of the central dogma of molecular biology. According to scientists the genetic material DNA codes for RNA in a process called transcription and RNA supplies the transient intermediate code by which proteins are synthesized in a process termed translation.


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