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Histological characterization of the skin of the Paraechinus hypomelas, Brandt, 1836 (Erinaceidae: Eulipotyphla)

M. Akbari Bazm, N. Goodarzi, M.M.A. Abumandour, L. Naseri, M. Hosseinipour
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0076
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Pubmed: 31313824

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2019-07-04
Submitted: 2019-03-09
Accepted: 2019-05-19

Abstract

The current study represents the first description of the histological characterizations of the normal skin of Brandt's hedgehog(paraechinushypomelas). Skin samples were collected from abdomen, back, nostril and cloacal regions. The skin consisted of three layers including epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. The epidermis was covered by a layer of keratinized squamous epithelium mainly in the back region, but nearly was present with a little amount or may was absent in other regions. Histologically, the total thickness of skin was maximum on the back and minimum on the cloacal regions. The epidermis consisted of four layers and stratum lucidum was absent in all regions. Beneath the epidermis, the dermis layer was constituted of dense connective tissue in which the hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, arrector pilli muscles and blood vessels were present. The sweat and sebaceous glands were more populated in the nostril region. The hair follicles were located in the epidermal and dermal regions. Vibrissae wereonly in the nostrils region and characterized from other hairs by their large and well innervated hair follicle which was surrounded by the blood sinus.

Abstract

The current study represents the first description of the histological characterizations of the normal skin of Brandt's hedgehog(paraechinushypomelas). Skin samples were collected from abdomen, back, nostril and cloacal regions. The skin consisted of three layers including epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. The epidermis was covered by a layer of keratinized squamous epithelium mainly in the back region, but nearly was present with a little amount or may was absent in other regions. Histologically, the total thickness of skin was maximum on the back and minimum on the cloacal regions. The epidermis consisted of four layers and stratum lucidum was absent in all regions. Beneath the epidermis, the dermis layer was constituted of dense connective tissue in which the hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, arrector pilli muscles and blood vessels were present. The sweat and sebaceous glands were more populated in the nostril region. The hair follicles were located in the epidermal and dermal regions. Vibrissae wereonly in the nostrils region and characterized from other hairs by their large and well innervated hair follicle which was surrounded by the blood sinus.

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Keywords

hedgehog, histology, skin, sweat gland, Paraechinus hypomelas

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Title

Histological characterization of the skin of the Paraechinus hypomelas, Brandt, 1836 (Erinaceidae: Eulipotyphla)

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Published online

2019-07-04

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0076

Pubmed

31313824

Keywords

hedgehog
histology
skin
sweat gland
Paraechinus hypomelas

Authors

M. Akbari Bazm
N. Goodarzi
M.M.A. Abumandour
L. Naseri
M. Hosseinipour

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