Surface Epithelia. Epidermis. Germinal Layer with a Melanocyte. Same Preparation as in Plate 23

  • Radivoj V. Krstić

Abstract

The cells that synthesize the pigment melanin are termed melanocytes (1) and are located between the basal cells of the epidermis and in the hair bulb. Melanocytes stem from the neuroectoderm of the neural crest (see Plate 144); during embryonic development, they migrate into the epidermis and contact the basal lamina (2).

Keywords

Germinal Crest Dopa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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