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- SCs in the epidermis
- Epidermal SC markers
- Response to injury: the keratinocyte activation cycle
- The process of wound healing
- Failure to heal: chronic wounds from an epidermal prospective
- Epidermal SCs and chronic wounds
The field of epidermal stem cells has dramatically advanced in the last decade, leading to a better understanding of the molecular factors, signalling pathways and cellular events that identify and characterize stem cells, thus revealing their immense potential for therapeutic use. Furthermore, multipotent epidermal stem cells present the major advantage of easy accessibility with the discovery of their specific location within the bulge of the hair follicle. This review focuses on the most recent findings on epidermal stem cells, and their potential role in initial epidermal commitment, differentiation and wound healing processes in the skin.