[The epidermis as metabolically active tissue: regulation of lipid synthesis by the barrier function].

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Numerous investigations have shown that the lipids of the horny layer play an important role in the epidermal barrier function. These lipids consist of sphingolipids, cholesterol, and free fatty acids in nearly equimolar proportions. If the barrier function is disturbed--i.e. in case of lipid extraction or a diet deficient of essential fatty acids--we find… (More)

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@article{Proksch1990TheEA, title={[The epidermis as metabolically active tissue: regulation of lipid synthesis by the barrier function].}, author={Ehrhardt Proksch}, journal={Zeitschrift fur Hautkrankheiten}, year={1990}, volume={65 3}, pages={296-300} }