Melanocytes

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Melanocytes are a type of cell that synthesise melanin[1], a pigment found in skin, hair, eyes, brain and ear[2].

References

  1. Tsatmali M, Ancans J, Thody AJ. Melanocyte function and its control by melanocortin peptides. The Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. 2002 Feb;50(2):125-33.
  2. Yamaguchi Y and Hearing VJ. Melanocytes and Their Diseases. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine. 2014 May; 4(5): a017046
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