keratinization

Keratinization

In pathology, keratinization describes squamous cells producing and accumulating large amounts of a protein called keratin. Microscopically, this makes the cells look pink when stained with a combination of dyes called hematoxylin and eosin (H&E). ¬†These cells appear pink because the keratin binds strongly with eosin which is a pink stain. In some areas of …
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