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Distinct mechanisms underlie pattern formation in the skin and skin appendages.

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Patterns form with the break of homogeneity and lead to the emergence of new structure or arrangement. There are different physiological and pathological mechanisms that lead to the formation of patterns. Here, we first introduce the basics of pattern formation and their possible biological basis. We then discuss different categories of skin patterns and their potential underlying molecular mechanisms. Some patterns, such as the lines of Blaschko and Naevus, are based on cell lineage and gene...

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10.1002/bdrc.20075

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Author
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Volume:
78
Issue:
3
Pages:
280-291
Publication date:
2006-09-01
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EISSN:
1542-9768
ISSN:
1542-975X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:20769
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uuid:d0517229-8d57-4020-87a8-8a5a28bde800
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pubs:20769
Source identifiers:
20769
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2013-02-20

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