Saturday, May 07, 2005

Skin Cell Types

Cell TypeFunctionStructures
color of the skin
melanosome - melaninsynthesis
Langerhan cells
antigen presenting cells
Birbeck granules, MHC I, MHC II,receptors for Fc IgG and Fc IgE
Merkel Cell
neurosecretory, tactilemechanoreceptor
form desmosomes with keratinocytes, basal aspect apposed to a small nerve plate
produce keratin filaments
Keratohyaline granules, Odlandbodies - keratinosomes

Source: Rubin's Pathology 4th Edition

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