How Do You Study And Understand The Structure And Function Of Human Skin?
• Learn about the histology of skin in humans. The skin of humans is composed of several histologic layers that are different than other creatures in the animal kingdom. This histologic structure is important for various reasons. One of them is its use as a selective physical barrier against foreign pathogens and harmful chemicals. At this level it serves as part of the nonspecific immune system in humans. This structure has an epithelium that is composed of cells that are of several layers in thickness. It is called a keratinized stratified squamous epithelium. • Study the types of cells in humans skin. Keratinization refers to the synthesis of the protein keratin by certain cells of the skin. Stratification refers to an epithelium type that is of several layers of cells in thickness. This type of epithelium functions as a formidable physical barrier that is usually part of the nonspecific immune system. This epithelium of the skin has hydrophobic chemical structure that is non-polar