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Any type of pigment cell that contains [[melanin.

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Cellular organelles and characteristics of epithelial tissue

... part of skin epithelium (just upperside of dermis, called as stratum Malpighi) contains pigment cells, especially melanin, thus it is called as melanophore. Colorful animals have another type of pigmentation. However all pigmentation is controlled by single hormone, MSH, secreted by intermedial ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cellular organelles and characteristics of epithelial tissue
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skin and bones

Dark skin is caused by distributed melanin contained by melanophore. This tone reflects UV penetration that is harmful to skin. People who live around equatorial areas have darker skin rather than any other places because sunlight, thus further UV, is ...

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by Dr.Stein
Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: skin and bones
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Views: 2843

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