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Melanophores

Known as: Melanophore 
Chromatophores (large pigment cells of fish, amphibia, reptiles and many invertebrates) which contain melanin. Short term color changes are brought… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Skin pigment patterns of vertebrates are a classic system for understanding fundamental mechanisms of morphogenesis… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Pigment cells in vertebrates are derived from the neural crest (NC), a pluripotent and migratory embryonic cell population. In… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
We describe a mechanistic model whereby Foxd3, a forkhead transcription factor, prevents neural crest-derived precursors from… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
In comparison with the molecular genetics of melanogenesis in mammals, the regulation of pigmentation in poikilothermic… Expand
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
The transcription factor Sox10 is required for the specification, migration and survival of all nonectomesenchymal neural crest… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Many cellular components are transported using a combination of the actin- and microtubule-based transport systems. However, how… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
We report the isolation and identification of a new mutation affecting pigment cell fate in the zebrafish neural crest… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
We have identified an opsin, melanopsin, in photosensitive dermal melanophores of Xenopus laevis. Its deduced amino acid sequence… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Melanophores offer an outstanding system for the study of intracellular motility. These cells aggregate their pigment-filled… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Using an expression cloning strategy, a high-affinity melatonin receptor cDNA has been isolated from Xenopus laevis dermal… Expand
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