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Journal Articles
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (12): 1921–1929.
Published: 15 June 2009
... efflux when these snakes are in seawater, which remains to be investigated. The high lipogenic activity in the alpha layer, especially in the immature alpha layer, could be the basis of a facultative response to dehydration stress, thereby fortifying the mesos layer barrier by adding a second component...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (19): 3019–3030.
Published: 01 October 2002
... that the first ecdysis is important for establishing the barrier to TEWL. We found that skin resistance to TEWL increases twofold following the first postnatal ecdysis, corresponding with a roughly twofold increase in thickness and deposition of lamellar lipids in the mesos layer, the site of the skin...