Dopa oxidase activity in the hair, skin and ocular melanocytes is increased in the presence of stressed fibroblasts.

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We previously reported that mesenchymal cells (dermal fibroblasts and dermal papilla cells) can stimulate dopa oxidase activity in the skin melanocytes. This study extends the investigation of the influence of the fibroblast in a comparative study of melanogenesis in melanocytes from the hair, the skin and the eye. Culture of melanocytes with normal… (More)

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@article{Balafa2005DopaOA, title={Dopa oxidase activity in the hair, skin and ocular melanocytes is increased in the presence of stressed fibroblasts.}, author={Chariklia Balafa and Linda Smith-Thomas and Jennifer Phillips and M. Ghanem Moustafa and Elizabeth George and Margaret Blount and Scott Nicol and Gillian E Westgate and Sheila MacNeil}, journal={Experimental dermatology}, year={2005}, volume={14 5}, pages={363-72} }