Human skin is the largest organ of the body. Together with various other components such as glands, fingernails, and hair, it comprises a complex system known as the integumentary system. Cutaneous biology is the study of cellular and molecular biology of human skin and its associated diseases. Human skin performs a number of diverse functions critical to normal human health, including protection from environmental insults such as pathogens, physical damage, and radiation from the sun. In addition, skin helps maintain homeostasis, possesses metabolic activity, delivers touch, heat, and pain sensations via the peripheral nervous system, excretes salts and wastes, and aids in wound healing.
Related Journals on Cutaneous Biology:Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, Skin Biology, Journal of Dermatology and Skin Biology, SDRP Journal Of Dermatology & Skin Biology, Skinmed, Skin Research and Technology, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Dermatological Science.