Lipids and cholesterol clefts in the lacunar cells of snake skin

Morris K. Jackson, Mohamed Sharawy

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The lacunar cell layer in rat snake epidermis contains many characteristic intracellular vacuoles. The lipid nature of these large round vacuoles was demonstrated by histochemical and ultrastructural investigations. Rhomboid‐shaped clefts, similar to cholesterol ester clefts, were observed in proximity to the vacuoles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalThe Anatomical Record
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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