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ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-131119-14
Reflecting on the iridophore transcriptome, and more
Lapedriza, A., and Kelsh, R.
Date: 2014
Source: Pigment cell & melanoma research 27(1): 2-3 (Review)
Registered Authors: Kelsh, Robert
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Gene Expression Profiling*
  • Melanocytes/metabolism*
  • Retinal Pigment Epithelium/metabolism*
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/metabolism*
PubMed: 24134217 Full text @ Pigment Cell Melanoma Res.
ABSTRACT

Mammals and poikilotherms share two melanised pigment cell types, the melanocytes derived from the neural crest and the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) derived from the brain (Bharti et al., 2006). Zebrafish, chicken and human studies have identified some of the main genes involved in melanin production in the RPE, however, the extent to which the transcriptome of these two melanised cell-types is shared remains unclear. In addition to the melanised cells, fish and other poikilotherms have other pigment cells derived from the neural crest, including iridophores. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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