Mass of epidermal lipid synthesized by average adult per day

Range ~100 mg
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Philip W. Wertz, The nature of the epidermal barrier: biochemical aspects, Volume 18, Issue 3, 8 February 1996, Pages 283–294, doi:10.1016/0169-409X(95)00077-K p.286 left column top paragraph
Primary Source Yardley, H.J. (1983) Epidermal lipids. In: L.A. Goldsmith (Ed.). Biochemistry and Physiology of the Skin, 1st Edn. Oxford University Press, New York. pp.363-381.
Method Radiotracer experiments
Comments p.286 left column top paragraph:"Radiotracer experiments have indicated that, with the exceptions of linoleate and arachidonate, epidermal lipids are mainly synthesized in situ [ref 13], and it has been estimated that an average adult human synthesizes approximately 100 mg of epidermal lipid per day [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
ID 111962