EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance) is useful for elucidating structural aspects of stratum corneum (SC) [
- Nakagawa K.
- Mizushima J.
- Takino Y.
- Kawashima T.
- Maibach H.I.
Chain ordering of stratum corneum lipids investigated by EPR slow-tumbling simulation.
Spectrochim Acta Part A: Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2006; 63: 816-820
- Yagi E.
- Sakamoto K.
- Nakagawa K.
Depth dependence of stratum corneum lipid ordering: a slow-tumbling simulation for electron paramagnetic resonance.
J Invest Dermatol. 2007; 127: 895-899
3]. Non-invasive spectroscopic characterization of the outermost layer of the SC is an important subject in dermatology and cosmetology. The SC, a heterogeneous structure composed of corneocytes embedded in the intercellular lamellar lipid bilayer, acts as the main epidermal barrier against chemicals, oxidative stress, and other invasive environmental factors, as well as regulating TEWL (transepidermal water loss) to prevent dehydration of viable cells underneath the SC. The measurement of TEWL is the most common method to estimate the state of the skin. However, the TEWL does not provide structural information about the lipid in the SC.
- Nakagawa K.
Electron paramagnetic resonance investigation of stratum corneum lipid structure.
Lipids. 2010; 45: 91-96
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- Chain ordering of stratum corneum lipids investigated by EPR slow-tumbling simulation.Spectrochim Acta Part A: Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2006; 63: 816-820
- Depth dependence of stratum corneum lipid ordering: a slow-tumbling simulation for electron paramagnetic resonance.J Invest Dermatol. 2007; 127: 895-899
- Electron paramagnetic resonance investigation of stratum corneum lipid structure.Lipids. 2010; 45: 91-96
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Published online: February 06, 2012
Received: November 1, 2011
© 2012 Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.