Transdermal Transport

Project Background: Human skin provides a two-way barrier that prevents potentially harmful chemicals or diseases from entering the body while slowing water as it exits the body. These barrier effects are mainly due to the outer-most layer of skin, called the stratum corneum (SC). The SC is composed of many corneocyte (dead cell) “bricks” in a lipid bilayer continuum “mortar”; in order to reach the bloodstream, any molecule on the surface of the skin must pass through the SC.

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