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____________________ are immune cells that reside predominantly in the epidermis, and internalize and present potentially harmful antigens encountered in the environment to initiate an immune response.

Langerhans cells

2

___ is a transcription factor with multiple isoforms that is perhaps the central regulator of epithelial identity.

p63

3

____ is very important to hair follicle formation and function.

Shh

4

______
It is critically important for the development of appendages

EDAR (ectodysplasin A receptor)

5

BMP (bone morphogenic protein) ligands are a family of ligands that bind BMP receptors and, among other functions, regulate _______________

hair follicle cycling and growth

6

____________ transcription factor family is important in large-scale body patterning

HOX (homeobox)

7

The cell that composes the majority of the epidermis is the ___________, so named because the structural protein keratin is abundant in that cell

keratinocyte

8

While keratins are the protein most abundant in the epidermis, _________ are the most abundant protein in the dermis.

collagens

9

The primary cell of the dermis is the _________, which produces collagens but has a large repertoire of other functions

fibroblast

10

The third trimester runs from weeks ________ and is when most development completes, including the formation of the _________ from the skin whose function is thought to lubricate for the pas- sage through the birth canal

26 to 40
vernix caseosa

11

The morula divides to form a more complicated structure called a ______, which has 2 main parts
1) ______
2) ______

blastula
trophoblast (placenta)
inner cell mass (embryo)

12

The _________ forms eventually the epidermis and melanocytes, but also the nervous system

ectoderm

13

Neural crest development initiates during the _______ of fetal life when the ectoderm forms the neural plate within it

third week

14

Although they mostly contribute to the axial skeleton and muscles, early somite fibroblasts are also precursors for ___________

Many of these fibroblasts—especially from body locations such as the back—originate from the dorsolateral portions of the somite, which is also called the _______________.

dermal fibroblasts

dermatomyotome

15

Non–melanocyte-related diseases of neural crest migration include _________________________ where 22q11.2 deletion results in defects in cardiac, craniofacial, and endocrine organs, among others.1

DiGeorge syndrome

16

Skin forming begins when the ectoderm converts to a single layer known as the _____________—a cuboidal, mitotically active and undifferentiated layer.
It expresses the gene _____, which is vital for epidermal differentiation and also corrupted in the EEC syndrome.

germinativum
p63

17

Genes that control periderm formation include _____, _____, and IKKα, likely partially through the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathway.

Recent evidence suggests it is also a protective layer that prevents pathologic adhesions to adjacent epithelium, so that lack of periderm formation leads to the _________________

SFN, IRF6

human cocoon syndrome

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The dermis is formed from the mesodermal layer of the embryo; consequently, it is referred to as ___________

mesenchyme

19

Whereas fibroblasts from the ventral body are thought to derive from _______________, fibroblasts from the head are thought to develop more from ____________________, and those, for example, of back skin are more likely to develop from _________ (and more specifically dermatomyotomes).

lateral plate mesoderm
neural crest precursors
somites

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In particular, fibroblasts are programmed with a specific combination of ________, which, even after culturing of fibroblasts, are retained to specify,

HOX genes

21

The upper dermal fibroblast progenitor (PDGFRa+, _______, Dlk−, ____) become dermal papillae (a ball of fibroblasts that control hair keratinocytes), arrector pili muscle (muscle attached to hair that causes goosebumps), and the fibroblast of the upper dermis termed ______________.

Blimp1+
Irig1+
papillary fibroblasts

22

The lower dermal fibroblast progenitor (PDGFRa+, Blimp1−, Dlk1+) give rise to not only adipocytes but to the _________ (lower density and biased _______ over col- lagen III production).

reticular fibroblasts
collagen I

23

Even though peroxisome- proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is an important transcription factor for both white and brown adipose development, ______ appears to be uniquely important for brown adipose development

Prdm16

24

Hallmark clinical syndromes of defects in mesenchymal development include focal dermal hypoplasia or ________ caused by mutations in the PORC gene,

Goltz syndrome

25

Analogous clinical syndromes for adipose tissue include the lipodystrophy syndromes such as Berardinelli-Seip where a lack of adipose development occurs from defects in the lipid synthesizing ________

AGPAT2 gene

26

Melanocytes can be detected by the _________ estimated gestational age (EGA) in human epidermis

eighth week

27

Their (melanocyte) precursor is a __________ progenitor, which also can differentiate into glial cells in addition to melanocytes.

SOX10-positive

28

These precursor cells actually can lose expression of MITF and KIT to revert to a ___________—the adult melanocyte stem cells—that live in the _________ bulge stem cell compartment

melanoblast
hair follicle

29

In addition to populating hair follicles, melanoblasts are thought to home to sweat glands where they might contribute to ___________.
These melanocyte stem cells supply interfollicular melanocytes as well, most dramatically during ultraviolet light therapy for patients with ________

acral melanomas
vitiligo

30

dermal melanocytes are thought to persist after birth in several locations, including the dorsa of the hands and feet, the _________, and the scalp. These areas are clinically important because they are also common sites for ________.

sacrum/buttocks
blue nevi

31

Another example of defective melanocyte development is piebaldism where disrupted melanocyte _________ secondary to defects in, for example, __________ signaling lead to areas of albinism

migration
c-kit growth factor

32

In the skin, sensory neurons develop from the ________ (head) or __________ (elsewhere)

trigeminal
dorsal root ganglia

33

Merkel cells are found as early as ________ EGA with particular high density at volar sites, appendages, and ________

12 weeks
nerves

34

The earliest morphologic changes are the formation of a hair placode in the epidermis, where the keratinocytes become thinner, columnar, and tightly packed. This occurs around ___________

75 days EGA

35

The following stage is the hair germ phase (___________; sometimes referred to as hair bud), which is the more pronounced downward movement of epithelium forming a ___________, followed by continued downward epithelial invasion through the peg stage (100 days EGA).
During the peg stage, the epithelium begins to wrap around and encompass the associated inductive fibroblast population, which is now called the _______________

80 days EGA
clear nubbin
dermal papillae

36

The activity of ________ is perhaps the most important for appendage development

β-catenin

37

Downstream genes that are activated and necessary for morphogenesis include the ________ and ________ functions.

ectodysplasin ligand (EDA) and receptor (EDAR)

38

Sebaceous glands develop during the bulbous peg phase from _____ ______ hair follicle keratinocyte stem cells during 13th to 14th weeks of fetal life.

SOX9+ LRIG1+

**Interestingly, while sebaceous glands have a dip in activity during childhood, they are more active during embryogenesis (in the production of the vernix caseosa) and puberty

39

Nail development also requires HOX programming as is evident by patients with nail-patella with mutations in the __________.

HOX gene LMX1b.

40

Volar dermatoglyphics development begins around ______ EGA when protuberances in palms and soles, called volar pads, appear

week 7

41

(Vascular)
Following this, they arborize and sprout to extend themselves to mature in reactions involving ________ and _________.
__________ is required for the recruitment of associated cells such as pericytes

TGF-β and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)
Angiopoietin-1

42

While the EphrinB2 released by arteries as a ligand for ______ receptor on veins is important to maintain the arteriovenous (A-V) plexus, how arteries and veins are juxtaposed has only recently been elucidated.

In one current model, the signaling agent ______ is produced from arterial endothelial cells, and stimulates chemotaxis and expression of _____, a G-protein–coupled receptor, on venous endothelial cells to promote A-V alignment.

EphB4

Apelin
APJ

43

Lymphatic development occurs through the maturation of established venous endothelial cells that express ______.
These cells bud and migrate off to establish lymph vessels, first in regions of _______ expression in the _____________.

PROX1
VEGF-C
lateral mesoderm

44

One hallmark disease is the Sturge-Weber syndrome where defects in the gene _______ cause prominent port-wine stains on the ______, as well as __________ anomalies leading to seizures and mental retardation, among other symptoms, and which is more concerning than the port-wine stains

GNAQ
face
intracranial vascula

45

The yolk sac also generates some important myeloid lineages, such as the skin-specific antigen presenting cells known as the Langerhans cell --> are detectable by ________ of gestation.

The second wave of development of hematopoietic cells occurs in the ________, with later contributions from the liver

10 weeks
dorsal aorta

46

hyperimmunoglobulin E (hyper-IgE) syndrome or Job syndrome where _________________ mutations—a vital signaling molecule in lymphocytes—leads to impaired T-helper cell 17 (TH17) development and, instead, to excessive ___________ profile of eosinophilia and hyper-IgE characterized by chronic eczema and recurrent skin Staphylococcus aureus infections

signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3)
T-helper cell 2 (TH2)