"Melanocytes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Mammalian pigment cells that produce MELANINS, pigments found mainly in the EPIDERMIS, but also in the eyes and the hair, by a process called melanogenesis. Coloration can be altered by the number of melanocytes or the amount of pigment produced and stored in the organelles called MELANOSOMES. The large non-mammalian melanin-containing cells are called MELANOPHORES.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Melanocytes" by people in Profiles.
A UVB-responsive common variant at chromosome band 7p21.1 confers tanning response and melanoma risk via regulation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, AHR. Am J Hum Genet. 2021 09 02; 108(9):1611-1630.
Cell-type-specific meQTLs extend melanoma GWAS annotation beyond eQTLs and inform melanocyte gene-regulatory mechanisms. Am J Hum Genet. 2021 09 02; 108(9):1631-1646.
Massively parallel reporter assays of melanoma risk variants identify MX2 as a gene promoting melanoma. Nat Commun. 2020 06 01; 11(1):2718.
Cell-type-specific eQTL of primary melanocytes facilitates identification of melanoma susceptibility genes. Genome Res. 2018 11; 28(11):1621-1635.
An ancestral role for Semaphorin3F-Neuropilin signaling in patterning neural crest within the new vertebrate head. Development. 2018 07 26; 145(14).
Loci associated with skin pigmentation identified in African populations. Science. 2017 11 17; 358(6365).
A common intronic variant of PARP1 confers melanoma risk and mediates melanocyte growth via regulation of MITF. Nat Genet. 2017 Sep; 49(9):1326-1335.
A Transcriptionally Inactive ATF2 Variant Drives Melanomagenesis. Cell Rep. 2016 05 31; 15(9):1884-92.
An interaction proteomics survey of transcription factor binding at recurrent TERT promoter mutations. Proteomics. 2016 Feb; 16(3):417-26.
Soluble adenylyl cyclase antibody profile as a diagnostic adjunct in the assessment of pigmented lesions. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Mar; 148(3):335-44.