Merkel Cells: A Collective Review of Current Concepts

  title={Merkel Cells: A Collective Review of Current Concepts},
  author={Jacob Abraham and Sherin Mathew},
  booktitle={International journal of applied & basic medical research},
Merkel cells (MCs) constitute a very unique population of postmitotic cells scattered along the dermo-epidermal junction. These cells that have synaptic contacts with somatosensory afferents are regarded to have a pivotal role in sensory discernment. Several concerns exist till date as to their origin, multiplication, and relevance in skin biology. The article, a collective review of literature extracted from PubMed search and dermatology books, provides novel insights into the physiology of… CONTINUE READING

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