Stem Cells Between Regeneration and Tumorigenesis

Skin Stem Cells in Cutaneous Wound Healing and Tumorigenesis

Author(s): Constantin Caruntu, Daniel Boda, Ana Caruntu and Caterina Longo

Pp: 63-105 (43)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681083315116010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


This chapter will highlight the main characteristics of processes like regeneration and tumorigenesis in skin. The chapter describes the skin regeneration pathways and it elaborates on interesting link regarding regeneration triggering tumorigenesis in cutaneous tissue. Stem cells that are the key player in non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers will be described in separate sections.

Keywords: Regeneration, Skin, Stem cells, Tumorigenesis, Wound healing.

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