Effects of genic substitution at the brown locus on the differentiation of epidermal melanocytes in newborn mouse skin.

@article{Hirobe1984EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of genic substitution at the brown locus on the differentiation of epidermal melanocytes in newborn mouse skin.},
  author={Tomohisa Hirobe},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1984},
  volume={209 4},
  pages={425-32}
}
In the dorsal epidermis of both C57BL/10J (black, BB) and C57BR/cdJ (brown, bb) mice, the number of melanocytes positive to the dopa reaction (melanocyte population) increases from birth to day 3 or 4, and then gradually decreases. However, the number of melanoblasts plus melanocytes positive to the combined dopa-premelanin reaction (melanoblast-melanocyte… CONTINUE READING