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An Bras Dermatol. 2011 Nov-Dec;86(6):1159-65.

Growth hormone system: skin interactions.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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Department of Internal Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brazil.


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.

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