What would be the closest to human scalp ( cut sections and histopath ) in the animal kingdom. Does a rat skin or rabbit skin would be close?
Look at this article , although not sculp area but never the less interesting.http://www.medbc.com/annals/review/vol_7/num_3/text/vol7n3p143.htm
I am not looking for skin substitutes.
I want to have an anatomically similar model of human scalp in animal skin.
This is not for usage in humans.
The stumptailed macaque has been used in baldness studies
International Journal of Cosmetic Science
Volume 8 Issue 2, Pages 63 - 71 2007
I am not asking for studying baldness. I want to know if the cut section of rat skin or rabbit skin would resemble human scalp cut section. Simple. No experiments. No studies.
Will the cut section show the Epidermis, Dermis, Sub Cutaneous tissue and hairs coming out just like human scalp?
What I was aluding to, without having to be direct was that macaques are primates (like humans) and are being used in studies related to human hair follicle health - therefore the anatomy of the macaques scalp may well provide a better example of the skin architechture as that of the human scalp when compared to rodents for example.
I may not be looking at the correct thing as this is an area outside my own, but the question (and answer) intrigued me and so I had a quick look and came up with....http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=cross+section+of+animal+skin+compared+to+human+skin&form=QBIR&qs=n&sk=#focal=bbb2da7519302416e8b80afee83f89a9&furl=http%3A%2F%2Fcriticalsuccessfactors4weightloss.eu%2Falpha.gif
there seemed to be a number of such images/descriptors using only "(animal) skin cross section" as a search key word.
I hope this does not offend you but I am all for using the 'idiots guide' to finding the information I need as a starting block and often resort to such tactics to help me get started on a subject that I am unfamiliar with.