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    Mechanical Stimulation of Dermal Fibroblasts at the Association of Dutch Burn Centres

    Hi, I’m Caleb Horst for CellScale Biomaterials. Today I am speaking with Marcel Vlig, a senior researcher at the Association of Dutch Burn Centers in Beverwijk, the Netherlands. Marcel is studying the cellular response of dermal fibroblasts to mechanical loading. Thanks Marcel for joining us. I’d like to start just by asking you to tell us a little bit about your research and the goals and what you’re hoping to accomplish. – We’re trying–we’re investigating the mechanical tension, mechanical loading to dermal fibroblasts because when people suffer from burn wounds, wounds want to contract. And in the clinic I use pins to reverse that contraction. And we want to know…

  • Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis
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    Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis

    Okay, let’s continue our discussion of the integumentary system with the deepest layer of the skin. So remember the epidermis is going to be superficial and right underneath it will be the dermis, which is quite a bit more substantial, both in terms of size as well as contents. Okay, so the dermis is situated between the more superficial epidermis and the deeper subcutaneous or hypodermal region. And it’s mentioned before there are lots of stuff in there. So you’ll have hair roots, you’ll have muscles associated with hair, you’ll have sensory receptors, you’ll have glands and very importantly, particularly in terms of the survival of the epidermis, you’re going…

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    Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis

    Okay, let’s continue our discussion of the integumentary system with the deepest layer of the skin. So remember the epidermis is going to be superficial and right underneath it will be the dermis, which is quite a bit more substantial, both in terms of size as well as contents. Okay, so the dermis is situated between the more superficial epidermis and the deeper subcutaneous or hypodermal region. And it’s mentioned before there are lots of stuff in there. So you’ll have hair roots, you’ll have muscles associated with hair, you’ll have sensory receptors, you’ll have glands and very importantly, particularly in terms of the survival of the epidermis, you’re going…

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    Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis

    Okay, let’s continue our discussion of the integumentary system with the deepest layer of the skin. So remember the epidermis is going to be superficial and right underneath it will be the dermis, which is quite a bit more substantial, both in terms of size as well as contents. Okay, so the dermis is situated between the more superficial epidermis and the deeper subcutaneous or hypodermal region. And it’s mentioned before there are lots of stuff in there. So you’ll have hair roots, you’ll have muscles associated with hair, you’ll have sensory receptors, you’ll have glands and very importantly, particularly in terms of the survival of the epidermis, you’re going…

  • Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis
    Articles,  Blog

    Integumentary System: Layers of Skin & Functions – Dermis

    Okay, let’s continue our discussion of the integumentary system with the deepest layer of the skin. So remember the epidermis is going to be superficial and right underneath it will be the dermis, which is quite a bit more substantial, both in terms of size as well as contents. Okay, so the dermis is situated between the more superficial epidermis and the deeper subcutaneous or hypodermal region. And it’s mentioned before there are lots of stuff in there. So you’ll have hair roots, you’ll have muscles associated with hair, you’ll have sensory receptors, you’ll have glands and very importantly, particularly in terms of the survival of the epidermis, you’re going…