Visual imaging of ion distribution in human epidermis.

@article{Denda2000VisualIO,
  title={Visual imaging of ion distribution in human epidermis.},
  author={Mitsuhiro Denda and Junichi Hosoi and Y Asida},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2000},
  volume={272 1},
  pages={134-7}
}
The distribution of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and hydrogen ions in the human epidermis was visualized by blotting to gel containing chemical indicators and the effects of skin barrier disruption were examined. In normal skin, both calcium and magnesium were localized with high concentration in the upper epidermis. EDTA blocked these imaging. The hydrogen ion was also high in the upper epidermis. Sodium did not show obvious gradation in the epidermis. The potassium concentration was… CONTINUE READING

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