Jan 1, 1976

Permeability parameters of the toad isolated stratum corneum

The Journal of Membrane Biology
F L VieiraL Cury


A technique for isolating the stratum corneum from the subjacent layers of the epithelium was developed which permits studying the stratum corneum as an isolated membrane mounted between half-chambers. The method basically consists of an osmotic shock induced by immersing a piece of skin in distilled water at 50 degrees C for 2 min. When the membrane is bathed on each surface by NaCl-Ringer's solution, its electrical resistance is 14.1 +/- 1.3 omega cm2 (n=10). This value is about 1/100 of the whole skin resistance in the presence of the same solution. The hydraulic filtration coefficient (Lp) measured by a hydrostatic pressure method, with identical solutions on each side of the membrane, is 8.8 X 10(-5) +/- 1.5 X 10(-5) cm sec-1 atm-1 (n=10) in distilled water and 9.2 X 10(-5) +/- 1.4 X 10(-5) cm sec-1 atm-1 (n=10) in NaCl-Ringer's solution. These values are not statistically different and are within the range of 1/80 to 1/120 of the whole skin Lp. The stratum corneum shows an amphoteric character when studied by KCl diffusion potentials at different pH'S. The membrane presents an isoelectric pH of 4.6 +/- 0.3 (n=10). Above the isoelectric pH the potassium transport number is higher than the chloride transport number; below i...Continue Reading

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Ringer's solution
Cations, Divalent
Bufo marinus
Resting Potentials
Distilled water
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