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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Modifications occurring in the epidermis result in epidermal papillae that take part in the proliferation of keratinocytes, which synthesize keratin and intercellular cement, substances which are linked to hoof quality and integrity (Konig et al.
Ceramides, specific lipid components of the skin, represent 35-40% of the intercellular cement binding cells together and contributing to skin hydration.
Biotin is involved in keratin protein synthesis and formation of the intercellular cement (Sarasin, 1994; Whitehead, 1988).
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.

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