Studies in immunodermatology. IX. Effect of organic solvents and enzymes on the reactivity of stratum corneum antigens.

@article{Kumar1983StudiesII,
  title={Studies in immunodermatology. IX. Effect of organic solvents and enzymes on the reactivity of stratum corneum antigens.},
  author={Vipan Kumar and Thomas Rogozinski and Ernst H. Beutner and Stephania Jablonska},
  journal={International archives of allergy and applied immunology},
  year={1983},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={112-6}
}
Explants of normal skin fail to react in direct immunofluorescence tests with stratum corneum antibodies. However, upon stripping with cellophane tape, the horny layer of such explants react in tissue culture. Swabbing of skin explants with ether and chloroform converts stratum corneum antigen (SCAg) from a nonreactive to a reactive form. Treatment with… CONTINUE READING