Posts Tagged ‘piedbaldism’

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. […]

Colouring the Skin (For Professionals)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Colouring the Skin (For Professionals) “Leukoderma encompasses a variety of conditions that arise from perturbations of melanocyte function or disappearance of melanocytes. Although leukoderma does not cause physical disabilities, the psychosocial embarrassement it presents can be tremendous, especially if it is present on exposed parts of the body, such as the face, neck or limbs. […]

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