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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The latter is partly surrounded by a thick layer of pigment cells containing numerous mostly densely staining granules.
With a pH-sensitive micro-electrode setup, the scientists found that the pigment cell sap increases in pH during this process, converting from acidic to basic, and driving the color transformation.
Associated with our Pigment Cell Journal, the authors are of the highest stature in their fields.
The Wnt-signalling pathways play an important role in melanocyte development, melanoma genesis and pigment cell formation (O'Connell and Weeraratna 2009).
The third edition incorporates major advances since publication of the 2003 first edition in understanding horse and donkey genetic mechanisms, and the biochemical and molecular processes underpinning pigment cell biology in mammalian species.
5) In September 2008, three reviews were published in the medical journal Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research that highlighted the huge amount of evidence linking tanning salons and melanoma.
They recognize those who have greatly advanced work related to autoimmune and inflammatory skin diseases, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, psoriasis, public policy and medical education, and vitiligo and pigment cell disorders.
She has authored over 100 publications and abstracts and is a member of: The American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, the American Dermatological Association, Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, and International Pigment Cell Society.
They identified a number of compounds that affected pigment cell development and have now shown with their US collaborators at Children's Hospital Boston that leflunomide significantly restricts tumour growth in mouse models.
The findings appeared online last week in the journal Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research.
This study was featured on the current cover of the journal Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research.