The epidermal indeterminate cell- a special cell type?

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Abstract

Electron microscopy of normal human epidermis
comprising very large series of sections in combination with
tilting of the sections has revealed that all "indeterminate
cells" carry the specific markers of either melanocytes or
Langerhans cells. The term "indeterminate cells" can thus
be abandoned. In addition, it is suggested that an epidermal
dendritic cell lacking specific markers in the section under
observation can be characterized by the amount and distribution
pattern of its microfilaments, an additional criterion
being that the melanocytes carry a ciliunu

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  • Lund University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Zoology
  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

Keywords

  • Epidermis, Indeterminate cells, Langerhans, Melanocytes, Birbeck granules
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
JournalActa dermato-venereologica. Supplementum
Volume99
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes