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Melanocytes

"Melanocytes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Mammalian pigment cells that produce MELANINS, pigments found mainly in the EPIDERMIS, but also in the eyes and the hair, by a process called melanogenesis. Coloration can be altered by the number of melanocytes or the amount of pigment produced and stored in the organelles called MELANOSOMES. The large non-mammalian melanin-containing cells are called MELANOPHORES.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Melanocytes" by people in this website by year, and whether "Melanocytes" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 71 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 1994 and 2003 and 2008 and 2010 and 2011 and 2017
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