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What is the main function of the stratum Germinativum?

Stratum germinativum. The stratum germinatum (SG) provides the germinal cells necessary for the regeneration of the layers of the epidermis. These germinal cells are separated from the dermis by a thin layer of basement membrane.

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Also, what is the main function of the stratum Granulosum?

The cells of the stratum granulosum (SGR) accumlate dense basophilic keratohyalin granules (seen on the close-up view). These granules contain lipids, which along with the desmosomal connections, help to form a waterproof barrier that functions to prevent fluid loss from the body.

Beside above, what is the function of the stratum lucidum? The stratum lucidum is responsible for the capability of the skin to stretch. It also contains a protein that is responsible for the degeneration of skin cells. This thick layer also lowers the effects of friction in skin, especially in regions like the soles of feet and palms of hands.

Also to know is, what does the stratum Germinativum contain?

The basal layer is the innermost layer of the epidermis, and contains small round cells called basal cells. The basal cell layer is also known as the stratum germinativum due to the fact that it is constantly germinating (producing) new cells. The basal cell layer contains cells called melanocytes.

What is the function of stratum corneum?

The stratum corneum is the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). It serves as the primary barrier between the body and the environment.

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