Loose Connective Tissue. Special Form: Pigment Connective Tissue. Melanocyte of the Human Iris

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


Melanocytes (1) are, as seen in the previous plate, stellate or spindle-shaped cells similar to fibrocytes. Numerous collagen microfibrils (2) are in contact with the cell body and its processes (3). Melanocytes are basically fixed cells.


  1. Low FN (1962) Microfibrils, fine filamentous components of the tissue space. Anat Rec 142:131–137.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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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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