Ordered Structure of the Stratum Corneum of Mammalian Skin

@article{Mackenzie1969OrderedSO,
  title={Ordered Structure of the Stratum Corneum of Mammalian Skin},
  author={J. J. Campbell Mackenzie},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1969},
  volume={222},
  pages={881-882}
}
THE stratum corneum of mammalian skin usually appears in histological preparations as a loosely arranged layer of squames with little organization. The absence of organization is incompatible with the important barrier function of this layer and it has been suggested that histological processing severely distorts the true structure1. The boundaries of the cells of the stratum corneum can be clearly seen after treating unfixed sections with sodium hydroxide solution, because this causes the… CONTINUE READING
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