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Melanophores MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Melanophores
Tree Number(s)
A11.436.265.531
Unique ID
D008547
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008547
Annotation
do not confuse with MELANOCYTES
Scope Note
Chromatophores (large pigment cells of fish, amphibia, reptiles and many invertebrates) which contain melanin. Short term color changes are brought about by an active redistribution of the melanophores pigment containing organelles (MELANOSOMES). Mammals do not have melanophores; however they have retained smaller pigment cells known as MELANOCYTES.
Previous Indexing
Chromatophores (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note
78; was see under CHROMATOPHORES 1963-77
Online Note
search CHROMATOPHORES 1966-74
History Note
78(75); was see under CHROMATOPHORES 1963-77
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1998/06/10
Melanophores Preferred
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