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Effects of serotonin and ketanserin on the functional morphology of chick down feather bulbi in vitro

Research paper by H. Beele, H. Thierens, B. Verhasselt, L. de Ridder

Indexed on: 01 Oct '90Published on: 01 Oct '90Published in: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences



Abstract

Chick feather bulbi cultured in vitro showed an increased DNA synthesis and a delayed keratinization after treatment with ketanserin, a serotonin2 antagonist with wound-healing properties. In contrast, serotonin stimulates keratinization of the keratinocytes in the bulbus.