melanin-producing cell

melanin-producing cell

Any cell that produces melanin, in particular melanocytes.
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"Melanin-producing cells at the base of each hair follicle feed pigments through to the hair root," says Dr Sarah Brewer, Healthspan medical director (healthspan.co.uk) and author of Eat Well, Look Great (Eddison Books, PS13.99).
Melanocytes are melanin-producing cells located in the epidermis, but they are not equally distributed in the human body.
Laser and intense pulsed-light therapies destroy melanin-producing cells to lighten the skin without damaging the skin's surface.
The prevalence of another serious skin disease, melanoma or cancer of the melanin-producing cells, is also much higher in the UAE compared to other Middle Eastern nations.
Malignant melanomas are neoplasms of melanin-producing cells and have been reported in a variety of bird species.
Melanoma--a malignant tumor composed of melanin-producing cells which are part of the epidermal skin layer.
`This is determined by how many melanin-producing cells we have and how quickly they are stimulated.
Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is a disease of melanin-producing cells, or melanocytes.
The accuracy and universality of Murray's rule hinges on his assertion that a single, size-dependent mechanism produces patterns of melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) and "whether or not a melanocyte produces melanin depends on the presence of a chemical.