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Morphology of corpuscular receptors in hairy and nonhairy human skin as visualized by an antiserum to protein gene product 9.5 compared to anti-neuron-specific enolase and anti-S-100 protein


Ramieri, G; Stella, M; Calcagni, M; Teich-Alasia, S; Cellino, G; Panzica, G C (1992). Morphology of corpuscular receptors in hairy and nonhairy human skin as visualized by an antiserum to protein gene product 9.5 compared to anti-neuron-specific enolase and anti-S-100 protein. Acta Anatomica, 144(4):343-347.

Abstract

The present study elucidates the morphology of encapsulated receptors in human skin by means of immunohistochemistry for the recently characterized neurospecific marker protein gene product 9.5, in comparison with neuronal specific enolase and S-100 protein. Only two types of corpuscles are identified, Meissner's corpuscles and simple coiled corpuscles. Moreover, this investigation reveals that though regional specialization may exist with regard to the encapsulated receptor density, the comparison of hairy and nonhairy skin does not reveal important differences.

The present study elucidates the morphology of encapsulated receptors in human skin by means of immunohistochemistry for the recently characterized neurospecific marker protein gene product 9.5, in comparison with neuronal specific enolase and S-100 protein. Only two types of corpuscles are identified, Meissner's corpuscles and simple coiled corpuscles. Moreover, this investigation reveals that though regional specialization may exist with regard to the encapsulated receptor density, the comparison of hairy and nonhairy skin does not reveal important differences.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Reconstructive Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1992
Deposited On:13 Mar 2009 08:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:08
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:0001-5180
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1159/000147328
PubMed ID:1414202

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