The epidermis is the outermost layer of skin and underneath that sits the dermis.

The dermis is linked to the epidermis via the basement membrane which controls the traffic of cells and molecules between the dermis and epidermis.

The dermis provides tensile strength and elasticity to the skin through an extracellular matrix composed of collagen fibrils, microfibrils, and elastic fibres, embedded... more

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