- Keratinocyte moves up through the layers of the skin it changes (differentiates)
- Corneocyte has the ability to reflect light
Consisting of a single row of epithelium cells, which constantly divide to produce new cells.
Connects Dermis to Epidermis
Keratinocytes divide to produce new cells
1 in 10 cells is a melanocyte
The lifespan of a Keratinocyte from mitosis to arriving in the Stratum Corneum is about 10-15days
These threads are part of the desmosomes, and play a major role epidermal strength and cell adhesion.
Melanocytes synthesise melanin and transfer them to neighbouring keratinocytes at this layer