Eccrine Glands

Key concept

Eccrine glands develop from downward growths of basal keratinocytes which twist and aggregate into a glomerulus-like structure at the dermal subcutaneous boundary. Lumen formation occurs as the keratinocytes differentiate. In contrast to pilosebaceous unit development, which proceeds in a cephalocaudal direction, eccrine gland formation occurs first on the palms and soles, then the axillae, and lastly, the general body surface.

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