What is a vertebrate pigment cell?

Manfred Schartl, Lionel Larue, Makoto Goda, Marcus W. Bosenberg, Hisashi Hashimoto, Robert N. Kelsh

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On the basis of discussions emerging from a workshop and discussions at the 7th meeting of the European Society for Pigment Cell Research in Geneva in 2012 this manuscript outlines useful criteria for defining the bona-fide pigment cells as a functional entity of the vertebrate body plan and differentiating them from “pigmented” cells in general. It also proposes a nomenclature for the various types of pigment cells of vertebrates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-14
JournalPigment Cell & Melanoma Research
Issue number1
Early online date3 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

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    Schartl, M., Larue, L., Goda, M., Bosenberg, M. W., Hashimoto, H., & Kelsh, R. N. (2016). What is a vertebrate pigment cell? Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, 29(1), 8-14. https://doi.org/10.1111/pcmr.12409