pigment cell


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pig·ment cell

a cell containing pigment granules.

pigment cell

n.
An animal cell, such as a melanocyte or a chromatophore, that contains pigment.

pigment cell

Any cell that normally contains pigment granules.
See also: cell
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A few cells of unknown function are found between the basal lamina of the pigment cells and the basal lamina surrounding the retina.
The number of supporting pigment cells forming the screening pigment cup can be as many as six in Spirobranchus corniculatus to none in the Protula unpigmented receptor.
In sea urchin larvae, the skeletogenic mesenchyme cells (4), pigment cells (6), and muscle cells (7) are derived from mesodermal cells, and spatiotemporal and temporal-numeric studies of pigment cells have been conducted in a variety of sea urchin species (8-11).
Spritz sits on the Medical Advisory Board of Vitiligo Support International, is a member of The Council, PanAmerican Pigment Cell Society, Chaired a number of NIH Committees, and has for many years served on National Research Advisory Committees for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
In pigment cells, NO causes aggregation in amphibian melanophores (Nilsson et al.
Melanoma is a cancer of the pigment cells in our skin.
The inset of Figure 2D shows a section through another eye in which two back-to-back, labeled pigment cell cups form an incomplete "H" as they extend arms around two groups of photoreceptors (Takenaka et al.
We speculate that nitric oxide may act as a negative regulator of pigment cell division and skeletal extension in vivo.
The study found that a protein called RXR-alpha in skin keratinocytes appears to protect pigment cells from damage, and prevent them from progressing to invasive melanoma.
Quantitative in vitro assay for crustacean chromatophorotropins and other pigment cell agonists.