Posts Tagged ‘Mongoloid Spot (or Mark)’

Migration of Melanocytes during Melanogenesis

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Melanocytes originate from the neural crest. During early embryogenesis, melanocyte precursors migrate from the neural crest to the epidermis in a dorsolateral fashion. This migration is also done to the internal ear. This migration pathway and the maturation of the melanoblasts are regulated by a variety of factors, which included tyrosinase receptors such as c-kit. […]

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