Anatomical Changes in the Skin of Rattus norvegicus after Artificial UV Exposure


  • P. N. Saxena Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Khandari Campus, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.
  • Nausheen Saba Khanam Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Khandari Campus, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.
  • Nishi Saxena Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Khandari Campus, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra-282002, U.P., India.


UVB exposure, Albino rats, Hyperplasia, Epidermal and dermal cell, Morphological and Histological changes


Acute and subacute artificial UV exposure to albino rats exhibit morphological and histo-anatomical changes in the skin of albino rat. The anatomical changes include hyperplasia, hyperkeratosis, hypergranulosis and acanthosis beside numerical changes in keratinocytes, Langerhans, melanocytes and fibroblast seen after acute and subacute artificial UVB exposure.


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Saxena, P. N., Khanam, N. S., & Saxena, N. (2014). Anatomical Changes in the Skin of Rattus norvegicus after Artificial UV Exposure. Advances in BioScience, 5(3), 71–78. Retrieved from