Timeline and distribution of melanocyte precursors in the mouse heart.

Abstract

Apart from the well-studied melanocytes of the skin, eye and inner ear, another population has recently been described in the heart. In this study, we tracked cardiac melanoblasts using in situ hybridization with a dopachrome tautomerase (Dct) probe and Dct-LacZ transgenic mice. Large numbers of melanoblasts were found in the atrioventricular (AV… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-148X.2008.00459.x

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