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Reflecting on the iridophore transcriptome, and more
Lapedriza, A., and Kelsh, R.
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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