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The Structure and Function of the Sebaceous Glands

The Structure and Function of the Sebaceous Glands Abstract Introduction When Dr. Lewis asked me to present a discussion on the structure and function of the sebaceous glands in a symposium entitled "The Seborrheic State Including Acne," I hastily pointed out that I felt poorly, if at all, qualified. In the first place, I have done little work on the pilosebaceous structure, and, in the second place, I am confused in my own mind as to the role of the pilosebaceous structure in the seborrheic state. Yet the mere fact that we have a term called seborrheic dermatitis certainly implicates the structure in some way. May I review, then, the ABC's of sebaceous gland structure and function that we do know. There is a hope that such a review may act as a stimulus to further thinking and research by all of us on the subject in an attempt to get this common problem settled etiologically as References 1. Rothman, S., and others: The Physiology and Biochemistry of the Skin , Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1954. 2. Montagna, W.: The Structure and Function of the Skin , New York, Academic Press, Inc., 1956. 3. Hodgson-Jones, I. S.; MacKenna, R. M. B., and Wheatley, V. R.: The Study of Human Sebaceous Activity , Acta dermat.-venereol. 32: ( (Supp. 29) ) 155-161, 1952. 4. Lasher, N.; Lorincz, A. L., and Rothman, S.: Hormonal Effects on Sebaceous Glands of the White Rat: III. Evidence for the Presence of a Pituitary Sebaceous Gland Tropic Factor , J. Invest. Dermat. 24:499-505, 1955.Crossref 5. Wheatley, V. R.: Some Aspects of the Nature and Function of Sebum , St. Bartholomew's Hosp. J. , (January) , 1953. 6. Boughton, B.; Hodgson-Jones, I. S.; MacKenna, R. M. B.; Wheatley, V. R., and Wormall, A.: Some Observations on the Nature and Possible Function of the Squalene and Other Hydrocarbons of Human Sebum , J. Invest. Dermat. 24:179-189, 1955.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

The Structure and Function of the Sebaceous Glands

A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology , Volume 76 (2) – Aug 1, 1957

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0096-5359
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Abstract Introduction When Dr. Lewis asked me to present a discussion on the structure and function of the sebaceous glands in a symposium entitled "The Seborrheic State Including Acne," I hastily pointed out that I felt poorly, if at all, qualified. In the first place, I have done little work on the pilosebaceous structure, and, in the second place, I am confused in my own mind as to the role of the pilosebaceous structure in the seborrheic state. Yet the mere fact that we have a term called seborrheic dermatitis certainly implicates the structure in some way. May I review, then, the ABC's of sebaceous gland structure and function that we do know. There is a hope that such a review may act as a stimulus to further thinking and research by all of us on the subject in an attempt to get this common problem settled etiologically as References 1. Rothman, S., and others: The Physiology and Biochemistry of the Skin , Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1954. 2. Montagna, W.: The Structure and Function of the Skin , New York, Academic Press, Inc., 1956. 3. Hodgson-Jones, I. S.; MacKenna, R. M. B., and Wheatley, V. R.: The Study of Human Sebaceous Activity , Acta dermat.-venereol. 32: ( (Supp. 29) ) 155-161, 1952. 4. Lasher, N.; Lorincz, A. L., and Rothman, S.: Hormonal Effects on Sebaceous Glands of the White Rat: III. Evidence for the Presence of a Pituitary Sebaceous Gland Tropic Factor , J. Invest. Dermat. 24:499-505, 1955.Crossref 5. Wheatley, V. R.: Some Aspects of the Nature and Function of Sebum , St. Bartholomew's Hosp. J. , (January) , 1953. 6. Boughton, B.; Hodgson-Jones, I. S.; MacKenna, R. M. B.; Wheatley, V. R., and Wormall, A.: Some Observations on the Nature and Possible Function of the Squalene and Other Hydrocarbons of Human Sebum , J. Invest. Dermat. 24:179-189, 1955.Crossref

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A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1957

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