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The Paraneuron pp 254-260 | Cite as

Melanocytes

  • Tsuneo Fujita
  • Tomio Kanno
  • Shigeru Kobayashi

Abstract

There are many kinds of melanin-producing cells in animals; the cells vary greatly in morphology and function from species to species. Care must be taken in deciding whether a specific melanin-producing cell type of one species corresponds to that of other species.

Keywords

Neural Crest Pigment Cell Tyrosinase Activity Sustentacular Cell Adenylate Cyclase System 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuneo Fujita
    • 1
  • Tomio Kanno
    • 2
  • Shigeru Kobayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Niigata School of MedicineNiigataJapan
  2. 2.Department of Physiology Faculty of Veterinary MedicineHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyYamanashi Medical CollegeTamaho,YamanashiJapan

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