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[sebocyte]

These cells, called also sebaceous cells or sebaceous gland cells or sebaceous epithelial cells, form sebaceous glands, a holocrine gland composed of acini attached to a common excretory duct. These glands are found throughout the skin except on the palms and soles. They are highly androgen sensitive and account for the vast majority of androgen metabolism in the skin.

Sebocytes are epithelial cells that originate from a basal cell layer at the periphery of the gland. Differentiation and maturation of sebocytes is accompanied by the accumulation of increasing amounts of a unique mixture of lipids (sebum). Approximately 25 % of human ... ... ... ... ... Subscribe to continue reading! ... ...

 

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