Proliferative merkel cells were not detected in human skin

  title={Proliferative merkel cells were not detected in human skin},
  author={Ingrid Moll and Wolfgang W. Zieger and Monika Schmelz},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
The fetal development of Merkel cells-neuroendocrine cells of the skin—has been a matter of debate for a long time. Recent results have helped to confirm their intraepidermal development in humans. Simple epithelial cytokeratins (CK) nos. 8, 18, 19 and 20 are well established markers at the light microscopic level. These cells could be detected from fetal week 8 within the epidermis with an enormous increase during the following weeks. This gives rise to the question as to whether Merkel cells… CONTINUE READING