Measurement of the transit time for cells through the epidermis and stratum corneum of the mouse and guinea‐pig

@article{Potten1987MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the transit time for cells through the epidermis and stratum corneum of the mouse and guinea‐pig},
  author={Christopher S. Potten and R. Saffhill and Howard I Maibach},
  journal={Cell Proliferation},
  year={1987},
  volume={20}
}
Abstract A new approach to determine the transit time through the epidermis is presented, involving a gentle washing of the skin surface to collect the loosely attached surface corneocytes. This, it is believed, will be less likely to stimulate the system than tape‐stripping or scraping. Radioactively labelled thymidine and iododeoxyuridine have been used to label cells in the basal layer and various labelled amino acids (glycine, cystine and methionine) have been used to label the… 
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