Cutaneous Molt Induced by Calciphylaxis in the Rat

@article{Selye1961CutaneousMI,
  title={Cutaneous Molt Induced by Calciphylaxis in the Rat},
  author={H. Selye and G. Gentile and P. Prioreschi},
  journal={Science},
  year={1961},
  volume={134},
  pages={1876 - 1877}
}
A molt, conducive to the loss and subsequent replacement of all cutaneous layers, can be induced by topical "calciphylaxis" in the rat. This is accomplished by sensitization with dihydrotachysterol followed by challenge with egg white or ferric dextran. 
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    This work was supported by the GustavuLs and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation and by the Office of the Surgeon General
    • Army Medical and Research Command, contract