Melanocytes

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Haematology and Anatomy (The Skin) Mind Map on Melanocytes, created by gina_evans0312 on 10/16/2013.

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Created by gina_evans0312 about 6 years ago
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Melanocytes
1 Structure
1.1 Long dendritic projections
1.2 Small Nuclei
1.3 Little cytoplasm
2 Function
2.1 Produces Melanosomes
2.1.1 Move to keratinocytes
2.1.1.1 Through dendritic projections
2.1.1.2 Skin colour is due to ratio
2.1.1.2.1 Of black eumelanin
2.1.1.2.2 Red phaemalanin
2.1.2 Once in cells
2.1.2.1 Form a 'cap' over nucleus
2.1.2.1.1 When exposed to UV
2.1.2.1.2 MCR1 receptor activates
2.1.2.1.2.1 Which increases melanosome production