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Details for anatomical structure: sweat glands

EndoNet ID: ENC00435

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sweat glands, Boerhaave's glands, perspiratory glands, sudoriferous glands, Glandulae sudoriferae

General information

The coil glands of the skin that secrete the sweat

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0000433

Larger structures

  • skin
  • immune_system


  • cell_of_apocrine_sweat_gland
  • eccrine_sweat_glands

Secreted hormones

  • Hormone: CST6

  • Hormone: ectodysplasin-A


  • Receptor: PRLR

    Induced phenotype:

    • reduction of electrolyte excretion
      • Reduced Na+ and Cl- in sweat [1]
    • cystic fibrosis
      • Cystic fibrosis may involve defective PRL production leading to failure of regulation of Cl channels in affected epithelia. [2]