20 February 2008 The potential application of hairless guinea pigs as a replacement for the Yucatan mini-pig in animal studies
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Proceedings Volume 6854, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XIX; 685408 (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765463
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
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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Nichole M. Jindra, Michelle L. Imholte, "The potential application of hairless guinea pigs as a replacement for the Yucatan mini-pig in animal studies", Proc. SPIE 6854, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XIX, 685408 (20 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.765463; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.765463
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Skin

Biopsy

Animal model studies

Tissue optics

Biological research

Laser safety

Surgery

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