melanocyte

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melanocyte

[mə′lan·ə‚sīt]
(histology)
A cell containing dark pigments.
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Larval eyes do not contain pigment cells, but their photoreceptors are tightly ensheathed by glia.
The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, also found that the mutated cells called Kit cells move randomly, so in animals without enough pigment cells, color is distributed randomly.
Moles are growths on the skin which arise from pigment cells called melanocytes.
Using studies on mice, Nishimura's group found the stem cells are not only lost, they also turn into different pigment cells and in the wrong place.
A compound which blocks movement of potentially cancer-causing pigment cells has been discovered by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
It is the result of an accumulation of pigment cells (melanocytes) in the more superficial layers of the skin and is benign (noncancerous).
The latter is partly surrounded by a thick layer of pigment cells containing numerous mostly densely staining granules.
Large pigment cells that contain varying amounts of pigment in black men's skin often cause blotchy, uneven patches, leading many men to turn to formulas that alleviate uneven skin tone and to moisturizers to combat dryness.
It is widely believed that the oxidation in pigment cells of skin (melanocytes) causes excessive melanin production, which induces blemishes and brown spots on skin.
Instead of using pigment cells, however, the bug uses an entirely different strategy to make the color switch
Pigment cells are larger and contain different types and amounts of pigment, which may result in uneven or blotchy patches.
Vitiligo is a disorder in which skin pigment cells called melanocytes are damaged, leaving white patches on the skin.