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Nordlund JJ
Dermatologic clinics. Date of publication 2007 Jul 1;volume 25(3):271-81, vii.
1. Dermatol Clin. 2007 Jul;25(3):271-81, vii. The melanocyte and the epidermal melanin unit: an expanded concept. Nordlund JJ(1). Author information: (1)Wright State School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, USA. jjnordlund@fuse.net There are many mechanisms by which melanocytes, keratinocytes, and Langerhans cells interact within the epidermis. Inflammatory mediators affect melanocyte function and melanogenic agents such as alpha-MSH alter the functions of keratinocytes and Langerhans cells. The epidermal melanin unit is better labeled the KLM unit. DOI: 10.1016/j.det.2007.04.001 PMID: 17662893 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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