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The potential application of hairless guinea pigs as a replacement for the Yucatan mini-pig in animal studies
Author(s): Nichole M. Jindra; Michelle L. Imholte
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Paper Abstract

The Yucatan mini-pig (Sus scrofa) is one of the most widely used animal models for skin damage studies because it shares many of the same physical properties as human skin. While the Yucatan is ideal for laser exposure studies using a large spot size, its size and cost are excessive for projects using smaller beams. This experiment performed histological analysis of skin biopsies from pigmented Hairless Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus) for epidermal thickness and melanin concentration. That data was then compared to similar information on the Yucatan.

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Date Published: 20 February 2008
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 6854, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XIX, 685408 (20 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765463
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Nichole M. Jindra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Michelle L. Imholte, Northrop Grumman (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6854:
Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XIX
Steven L. Jacques; William P. Roach; Robert J. Thomas, Editor(s)

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