non-keratinizing

Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the lung

Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma (NKSCC) is a type of non-small cell lung cancer. The tumour starts from specialized squamous cells that are normally found on the inside of the airways of the lungs. These cells form a barrier called the epithelium which helps protect the airways from damage. Non-keratinizing means the tumour cells are not …
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Nonkeratinizing

In pathology, the term nonkeratinizing describes squamous cells that have not undergone keratinization, a process where cells produce and store large amounts of a protein called keratin. Keratin is a structural protein that makes cells tough and resistant to external physical forces. Nonkeratinizing squamous cells are normally found in mucosal tissues throughout the body where …
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Nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma (NKSCC)

Nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma (NKSCC) is a type of cancer made up of squamous cells that have not undergone keratinization. Keratinization is a process where cells produce and accumulate large amounts of a protein called keratin. As a result, the squamous cells in NKSCC look less pink and more blue when examined under the microscope. …
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