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The Merkel Cell

Structure-Development-Function-Cancerogenesis

  • Klaus I. Baumann
  • Zdenek Halata
  • Ingrid Moll
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zdenek Halata, Klaus I. Baumann, Milos Grim
      Pages 3-6
    3. Hiromi Takahashi-Iwanaga
      Pages 7-12
    4. Jun Fukuda, Yoshinori Masaki, Hisako Ishimine
      Pages 13-18
    5. A. Espinosa de los Monteros, F. Rodríguez, J. Martín de las Mulas, A. Lara, G. A. Ramírez
      Pages 19-24
    6. M. Vesper, P. Houdek, I. Moll
      Pages 25-28
    7. Osamu Tadokoro, Katsuhiro Inoue, Takeyasu Maeda, Yukishige Kozawa, Inger Hals Kvinnsland, Vaska Vandevska Radunovic
      Pages 29-32
    8. K. Ishizaki, C. M. Tazaki, C. T. Inoue, C. M. Shimono, C. K. Sakurai
      Pages 33-36
    9. Y. Suzuki, T. Inoue, M. Tazaki, M. Shimono, T. Sato
      Pages 37-40
    10. Zdenek Halata, Klaus Sames
      Pages 41-48
    11. G. A. Ramírez, P. Herráez, M. Andrada, A. Fernández, P. Castro, A. Espinosa de los Monteros
      Pages 49-55
    12. T. Schulz, E. Michou, W. Hartschuh, P. H. Wuensch
      Pages 57-64
    13. A. Beiras-Fernández, M. Blanco, T. García-Caballero, R. Gallego, C. Diéguez, A. Beiras
      Pages 65-70
    14. E. M. J. Peters, V. A. Botchkarev, I. Moll, P. Arck, R. Paus
      Pages 79-86
  3. Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. M. Sieber-Blum, V. Szeder, M. Grim, Z. Halata
      Pages 89-96
    3. Miloš Grim, Zdenek Halata, Viktor Szeder, Maya Sieber-Blum
      Pages 97-104
    4. Julie Fradette, Danielle Larouche, Claudia Fugère, Rina Guignard, Annie Beauparlant, Véronique Couture et al.
      Pages 105-112
    5. Jun Fukuda, Hisako Ishimine, Kazuko Keino-Masu, Yoshiaki Masaki
      Pages 113-120
    6. D. Magnani, S. Kief, J. M. Brandner, U. Bartsch, M. Schachner, I. Moll
      Pages 121-123
  4. Merkel Cell Mechanoreceptors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Guido Dehnhardt, Björn Mauck, Heikki Hyvärinen
      Pages 127-135
    3. Masakazu Tazaki, Yuki Tazaki, Takashi Inoue, Masaki Shimono
      Pages 143-146
    4. S. S. Senok, P. G. Genever, P. M. B. Cahusac, K. I. Baumann
      Pages 163-168
  5. Merkel Cell Carcinoma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Ingrid Moll, Roland Moll
      Pages 179-185
    3. K. Sames, U. Schumacher, R. Moll, I. Moll, Z. Halata, B. Asmus et al.
      Pages 187-194
    4. Mireille Van Gele, Glen Boyle, Anthony L. Cook, Tom Boonefaes, Pieter Rottiers, Nadine Van Roy et al.
      Pages 195-202
    5. J. H. Leonard, A. L. Cook, M. Van Gele, F. Speleman, R. A. Sturm
      Pages 203-218
    6. Nikolas K. Haass, Pia Houdek, Johanna M. Brandner, Ingrid Moll
      Pages 219-222
    7. Nikolas K. Haass, Pia Houdek, Ewa Wladykowski, Ingrid Moll, Johanna M. Brandner
      Pages 223-226
    8. Ko Nagai, Hiroo Yasui, Toshiko Ishida, Gozo Muramoto, Chie Nakamura, Junji Nakano et al.
      Pages 227-230
    9. T. García-Caballero, E. Pintos, R. Gallego, C. Parrado, M. Blanco, U. G. Falkmer et al.
      Pages 231-236
    10. H. Stöppler, M. Conrad Stöppler, M. Kisiela, A. Holzbach, I. Moll, P. Houdek et al.
      Pages 237-240
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-248

About these proceedings

Introduction

Since their first description in 1875, Merkel cells have remained an elusive cell type. Their origin as well as their classification as mechanoreceptors have been a matter of controversy and intense discussion. The peptidergic granules in these cells are suggestive of neuroendocrine functions, but their discovery has raised additional questions regarding Merkel cell function.

Essential aspects of structure, development and function of normal Merkel cells and Merkel cell carcinoma are presented in short chapters, providing concise and up-to date information on this fascinating cell type.

Keywords

Carcinom Hautkrebs Mechanorezeptoren Neuroendokrine Zellen Schnurrhaare Tastempfindung anatomy behavior classification mechanoreceptors neuroendocrine cells skin cancer touch whiskers

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus I. Baumann
    • 1
  • Zdenek Halata
    • 1
  • Ingrid Moll
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Functional MorphologyUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology and VenerologyUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-10358-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05574-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10358-6
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