Stratum corneum evaluation methods: overview.

  title={Stratum corneum evaluation methods: overview.},
  author={Kaley A. Myer and Howard Maibach},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  volume={19 3},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The stratum corneum serves as a main barrier for the skin, minimizing water loss and regulating absorption of substances. Because of its surface location, it is readily available for analysis. Consequently, many techniques are amenable to investigating its content and function. Here, we review the methods employed to evaluate the stratum corneum and its function. METHODS We reviewed Pubmed and Embase search results for 'stratum corneum, 'method,' methods,' 'technique,' and… CONTINUE READING

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