Human melanocytes cultured from nevi and melanomas.

The requirements for growth factors of human melanocytes in culture may be dependent on the stage of malignant transformation. Several factors synergistically promote the viability and proliferation of human neonatal melanocytes in culture. They are TPA (12-O-tetradecanoyl-phorbol-13-acetate), isobutylmethyl xanthine, cholera toxin, and as yet unidentified… (More)