In vitro Techniques for Avoiding Edge Damage in Studies of Frog Skin

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Science  09 Jul 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3992, pp. 146-148
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3992.146


Frog skins mounted between chambers without compression, with a liquid insulator and a tissue adhesive, were studied in vitro. Since voltage and electrical resistance per unit area were unchanged by a tenfold decrease in area of skin studied, it is concluded that these mounting techniques do not produce edge damage and consequently provide a means for study of the skin in its absence.