Substructure of keratohyalin granules of the epidermis as revealed by high resolution electron microscopy

Robert M. Lavker*, A. Gedeon Matoltsy

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Abstract

Keratohyalin granules from both human and rat epidermis were studied by high resolution electron microscopy. At high magnification (× 250 000), the dense mass in keratohyalin granules revealed a fine granular substructure consisting of particles with dimensions in the range of 13-35 Å, with an average value of 20 Å. It was concluded that this particulate material represented a specific differentiation product of epidermal cells, primarily responsible for keratohyalin granule formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-581
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ultrasructure Research
Volume35
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Anatomy

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