Dermo-epidermal Junction in Buffalo

Original article


A. Ahad

Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J.

Garyounis Medical Journal


The structure of dermo-epidermal junction was studied in the buffalo skin. In this species, it was found to be formed of mostly collagen fibres. Some reticular and elastic fibres were also seen. The collagen fibres were seen to pass in between the cell of stratum basale to reach the cells of the deepest layer of stratum spinosum and formed a fringe of fibres. This structure was mostly seen at the bases of epidermal ridges. Additionally, the fibres were seen interdigitating with the cytoplasmic processes of cells of the stratum basale.

Keywords: Dermo-epidermal Junction in Buffalo