Melanocytes are specialized cells found predominantly in the stratum basale of the epidermis and are responsible for the production of the pigment melanin. Melanin protects the skin and other tissues from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
The illustration shows a sectional view of the skin. A melanocyte (pigment cell) can be seen in the stratum basale of the skin, whose branches extends into the stratum spinosum and has melanin pigments.
Content: Illustration melanocyte
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