intercellular cement


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intercellular cement

[¦in·tər′sel·yə·lər si′ment]
(histology)
A substance bonding epithelial cells together.
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Ceramides, specific lipid components of the skin, represent 35-40% of the intercellular cement binding cells together and contributing to skin hydration.
The high proportion of 7- to 12% gamma-linoleic acid helps protect the skin barrier, as unsaturated fatty acids regenerate the intercellular cement of the epidermis.
Ceramides represents 40-50% of the lipids found in the intercellular cement and 56% of the lipids that form cellular membranes.

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