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POVOA, Guilherme  and  DINIZ, Lucia Martins. Growth Hormone System: skin interactions. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp.1159-1165. ISSN 0365-0596.

This paper describes the growth hormone system, emphasizing its possible effects on epidermal cells, dermal structures and wound healing. A review of the literature was conducted on studies concerning the growth hormone molecule, its receptor and carrier proteins and the other proteins involved in the mechanisms of its manifestation in dermal tissue

Keywords : Dermis; Epidermis; Growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma; Insulin-like growth factor I; Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins.

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