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May 1988

The Basement Membrane: Interface Between the Epithelium and the Dermis: Structural Features

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Cell Pathology, The Institute of Dermatology, United Medical Schools, St Thomas's Hospital, London.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(5):709-712. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670050053021

• Epidermolysis bullosa is a disease originating at or close to the epidermal-dermal junction. The structural features of this interface are reviewed in detail, with particular emphasis on the basement membrane and associated intracellular and extracellular components that may be involved in the pathogenesis of various forms of epidermolysis bullosa.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:709-712)

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