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The epidermal melanocyte system in individuals of Scandinavian origin, determined by DOPA-staining and TEM

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  • K T Drzewiecki
  • J Piltz-Drzewiecka
The quantitative evaluation of DOPA-positive epidermal melanocytes in 16 patients of Scandinavian origin showed both individual and regional differences in the melanocyte count. Our data is in agreement with other published studies. The distribution in the number of melanocytes varies significantly in some specimens. This is due partly to the preparation procedure and partly to normal biological variations. We believe that we have demonstrated a cyclic function of the melanocyte in the epidermis. The varying density of cells in epidermal sheets as well as their varying morphology support the theory concerning the presence of the epidermal melanin unit.
TidsskriftJournal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)381-91
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 1979

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