Chemistry of skin

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Histochemistry of skin

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Epidermis contains a major protein called keratin. Keratin is a fibrous scleroprotein  and is digestible by many proteases. In contrast to collagen, keratin has a high sulphur content with moderate tyrosine and low proline. Inorganic salts include potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium chloride and glucose. It also contains pigments such as melanins. Sebum which is mixture of lipids and is released from the sebaceous glands.
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tissue contains 57.7% of water, 27.3% of protein, 14.2% of lipid and ash is 0.6%

 

 

 

 

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