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Bickenbach, Jackie R.
September 1995
Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Sep95, Vol. 105 Issue 3, p309
Academic Journal
This article presents information on various articles that were published in the September 1, 1995 issue of "The Journal of Investigative Dermatology." One of the article reports that melanocytes in newborn mice are c-Kit dependent and undergo apoptosis when receptors encoded by the c-Kit gene are blocked in the first few days after birth. Melanocytes are neural crest-derived cells that contain tyrosinase and synthesize melanin. Another article reports that phospholipase C plays an important role in the transmembranc signaling that presumably leads to cell-cell detachment after pemphigus antibody binds to the cell surface of keratinocytes.


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