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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly
In this paper some of the highlights of research on the nature of the resting frog skin potential have been presented. Reviewing a period of about 30 years, it was the intention to show that several key problems have been recognized by a number of investigators who, through their experimental work, have tried to find unequivocal solutions to such problems as follows: a) The number and location of electrogenic layers (barriers) within the rather complex epidermis. b) The characterization of these barriers in terms of specific permeability properties. c) The electrical response of the two sides of the skin to changes in ionic concentrations in the solutions at the skin surfaces. d) The role of intra-epidermal active ion transport in the generation of the skin P.D. e) The correlation between active ion transport, skin P.D. and intra-epithelial (intracellular) electrolyte distribution.
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