A cloned, immortal line of murine melanoblasts inducible to differentiate to melanocytes.

Cultures of differentiated melanocytes can readily be grown from the dissociated epidermis of neonatal mice, and immortal cell lines often develop from these. However, the first cells that grow and transiently dominate the cultures, while similar to melanocytes, are unpigmented. These have been shown to be precursors of melanocytes and may be termed… CONTINUE READING