Merkel Cells

Known as: Merkels Receptor, Receptors, Merkel, Merkel Receptor 
Modified epidermal cells located in the stratum basale. They are found mostly in areas where sensory perception is acute, such as the fingertips… (More)
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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
How we sense touch remains fundamentally unknown. The Merkel cell–neurite complex is a gentle touch receptor in the skin that… (More)
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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
Touch submodalities, such as flutter and pressure, are mediated by somatosensory afferents whose terminal specializations extract… (More)
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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
Sensory systems for detecting tactile stimuli have evolved from touch-sensing nerves in invertebrates to complicated tactile end… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is the eponym for primary cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma. Recently, a new polyoma virus has been… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
The peripheral nervous system detects different somatosensory stimuli, including pain, temperature, and touch. Merkel cell… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Merkel cells (MCs) are located in the touch-sensitive area of the epidermis and mediate mechanotransduction in the skin. Whether… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Merkel cells are specialized cells in the skin that are important for proper neural encoding of light touch stimuli. Conflicting… (More)
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Review
2005
Review
2005
Human Merkel cells were first described by Friedrich S. Merkel in 1875 and named "Tastzellen" (touch cells) assuming a sensory… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Merkel cell-neurite complexes are somatosensory receptors that initiate the perception of gentle touch. The role of epidermal… (More)
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2003
2003
Here, we provide evidence for the neural crest origin of mammalian Merkel cells. Together with nerve terminals, Merkel cells form… (More)
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